A $30,000 grant is being used to create a new school-based mentoring program between a local college and elementary school, Big Brothers Big Sisters- Lehigh Valley announced Friday.
The grant from Wells Fargo will fund the new program that will connect Moravian College and William Penn Elementary School in the Bethlehem School District and create 25 new mentoring relationships starting next school year.
“We look forward to beginning another mentoring program in the Bethlehem Area School District in the coming year,” CEO Maryjean deSandes said. “Big Brothers Big Sisters is also extremely grateful for Wells Fargo’s continued generosity in helping us to expand our mentoring programs in the Lehigh Valley.”
Through the new initiative, Moravian students will spend about one hour per week mentoring William Penn students.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley runs two other school programs in the Bethlehem Area School District that match elementary school students from Thomas Jefferson and Governor Wolf Elementary Schools with student mentors from Liberty and Freedom High Schools.