School Patrol: Beyond School Walls Unites Kids And Mentors
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Big Brothers/Big Sisters Nashville has begun a new mentoring program called Beyond School Walls, bringing together Comcast employees with students from Jere Baxter Middle School in Nashville.
Students and Comcast employees spend time together, play games and get a peek inside the Comcast operations.
"As part of Beyond School Walls, the bigs and littles will meet at least twice a month in our Comcast office. They will participate in different activities, and we'll give the kids an opportunity to get a peek behind the curtain of a large corporation," said Al Fowler a technical operations supervisor for Comcast
Fowler is the local founder of the program and spends his time keeping his eyes open for his little, 13-year-old Tavares.
"He love to play video games, he love soccer, he just had a birthday recently, two weeks ago, so I'm excited to ask him how that went," Fowler said.
Susan Davis is the grandmother of 14-year old Michael. She said she feels like he needs a man around.
"It means the world to me. And it seems like he's doing a lot better" she said.
The Beyond School Walls program, which involves Big Brothers/Big Sisters and other businesses like Comcast, has so far raised more than 25 million dollars in support.