Big Friends is a mentoring program offered through the partnership between Mansfield Youth Services and UConn’s Office of Community Outreach. UConn students join Youth Services staff and Mansfield youth each week to participate in group and individual games, arts and crafts activities, lawn games, and more! Big Friends is offered to twenty-five (25) Mansfield Middle School students who are interested in having a college mentor.
Big Friends meets weekly during the academic year with the exception of school closings, half-days, and UConn winter and spring breaks. Big Friends is held at Mansfield Middle School on Tuesdays during afterschool programming time (2:50-4:10pm).
**Members of Big Friends are able to take the afterschool buses home with no additional registration.**
If you're interested in having your child participate in Big Friends, contact Youth Services’ Social Worker Danielle Annibalini, LCSW at : (860) 429-3318 or AnnibaliniDN@mansfieldct.org for more information.