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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (October 22, 2015)- Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Indiana is taking its mentoring program into the classroom.

Six schools in the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township are taking part in the third annual “Take Your Big to School Day” on Thursday, October 22.

The goal of the events is to get the “bigs” more involved in their “littles” academic life.

Mentors will spend the morning in the classroom, meet their child’s teacher, and then have lunch together.

This opportunity will help the adults learn more about the child they work with and how they can support them when it comes to succeeding at school.

Close to 80% of the kids in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program reported doing better in school because of the relationship with their mentor.

The organization says it needs more mentors to continue that type of success.

“One thing that we say is that it’s changing lives for the better forever. It’s not only going to change the life of a child in our community, but I think you’ll realize things about yourself by becoming a big that you may not have experienced before hanging out with a child,” said Whitney Smith communications manager for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Indiana.

There are about 600 kids in central Indiana on the Big Brothers/Big Sisters waiting list.

Click here to fill out the online application to join the program.

It’s a 12 month commitment and “bigs” are asked to spend 4-6 hours each month with their “little.”