Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico is once again seeking mentors for its mentor2.0 program. Open to interested participants 21 years of age with a college degree or a high school diploma and professional life experience, this program takes a new approach to mentoring. It is conducted largely via email, making use of new technologies to help mentees achieve.

mentor2.0 is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ technology-enriched one-to-one youth mentoring program directly targeting high school students with a focus to lead high school students to graduate. The presence of a mentor in a student’s life increases the odds greatly in the students' favor.

Through partnerships between Big Brothers Big Sisters, companies individuals, and two local high schools including South Valley Academy and Amy Biehl High School, mentor2.0 will support high-impact mentoring relationships, aimed at providing high school students with the support and guidance they need to graduate high school and succeed in college and the workforce

Last year UNM President Robert Frank encouraged faculty and staff to reach out to students at South Valley Academy and Amy Beihl Charter High School and he's doing so again this year. The commitment is real, not all that consuming and the rewards are reciprocal. Two hours every four to six weeks for structured group events and weekly email correspondence is all it takes to help a young man or woman reach their goals.

BBBS or Big Brothers/ Big Sisters will provide training and implement the usual background checks and monitoring for safety and at no cost to would be mentors. If you are having doubts about the effect you can have as a mentor, check out the video below to see how you can make an impact in a student's life.


Faculty members or exempt staff members interested in the program are invited to visit the program's website at mentor2.0 and complete the UNM interest form. Return the form to LaTrenia McDaniel, UNM liaison for the mentor2.0 program, via email to, by fax at 277-5544 or campus mail at MSC05 3345.