Summer Buddy

For ten weeks in the summer months of 2009 and 2010, as part of our Summer Volunteer Institute program, teens participate a variety of Buddy mentoring programs.


Buddy Programs


Math Ninja Buddy

Program enables teen "Big Buddies" to mentor "Little Buddies" with weekly 2 hour math tutoring and testing. Eight to ten summer sessions with progressively harder levels culminating in a Black Belt Math Ninja ceremony for those who complete the program.

Summer 2009 - Central and Newhope Branch
Summer 2010 - Central, Newhope Branch and Jerome Center TeenSpace Satellite

Math Ninja Video Slideshow


Art Buddy

"Big Buddies" mentor "Little Buddies" in a variety of arts and crafts projects.

Summer 2009 - Central and Newhope Branch
Summer 2010 - Central, Newhope Branch and Jerome Center TeenSpace Satellite


Music Buddy

"Big Buddies" mentor "Little Buddies" in learning the basics of music via a variety of music projects.

Summer 2009 - Central and Newhope Branch
Summer 2010 - Central, Newhope Branch and Jerome Center TeenSpace Satellite


Garden Buddy

"Big Buddies" mentor "Little Buddies" in "sun" and "shade" garden projects.

Summer 2009 - Central Branch
Summer 2010 - Central and Jerome Center TeenSpace Satellite


Healthy Buddy

"Big Buddies" mentor "Little Buddies" in physical exercise activities and in healthy eating behaviors.

Summer 2009 - Central Branch
Summer 2010 - Central, Newhope and Jerome Center TeenSpace Satellite


Dance Buddy

"Big Buddies" mentor "Little Buddies" in dance activities.

Summer 2010 - Central and Jerome Center TeenSpace Satellite


Sports Buddy

"Big Buddies" mentor "Little Buddies" in sports activities like baseball, soccer, football and basketball

Summer 2010 - Jerome Center TeenSpace Satellite


Teen Buddy Program Video