BIG Beyond Scholar Program

Designed to Prepare Scholars for Life BEYOND Graduation


Partnering with James Island Charter High School's (JICHS) Equity & Access Team, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry (BBBSL) has launched the BIG Beyond, a three-year curriculum-guided program designed to help prepare high potential African-American scholars for life BEYOND graduation. 

In the spring of each year, JICHS recommends to BBBSL a cohort of 25-30 rising sophomores for participation in the program.


Scholars & Families

  • Each spring and summer, BBBSL enrolls 20-30 BIG Beyond scholar candidates for its incoming sophomore class
  • All candidates who say YES to the program are enrolled in the BIG Beyond JICHS advisory cohort
  • Two Wednesdays per month, scholars engage with BIG Beyond Staff and guest presenters within structured sessions on key topics
  • During off-week advisory sessions, scholars engage with their advisor who reinforces concepts introduced during mentoring sessions
  • Quarterly, scholars and their families gather in person on a Saturday to socialize, have fun, and learn
  • All rising seniors can rely on BBBSL to assist them in securing a paid internship, an apprenticeship, and/or a summer exploratory learning opportunity
  • If your child is interested in participating, please reach out to Assistant Principal, Archie Temoney or ADRIANE@BBBSLOWCOUNTRY.ORG

Curricular Highlights

  • Financial literacy and planning
  • Social emotional education to include healthy relationships, emotional regulation, managing conflict, etc.
  • Goal setting and time management
  • Life skills
  • Workplace etiquette, mock interviews, resume writing
  • Career and college exploration/preparation (field exploration, test prep, financial prep, search process)
  • Internships, apprenticeships, and/or summer exploratory learning opportunities

Other Ways to Get Involved

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the power to change a child's future for the better.