The VIP (Valuable Interactions among Peers) Program matches high school students (Big VIPs) with elementary school age youth (Little VIPs) who may have a need for additional support in their life. VIP was created by a generous donation from the Congregational Church of Needham.
The goals of the program are for Little VIPs and Big VIPs to spend quality one-on-one time together, for the Little VIPs and Big VIPs to have a safe place to come to interact and play, and to build connections assisting all students in gaining confidence and building self-esteem.
The program allows our high school Big VIPs the opportunity to be a role model for a young person in our community. The program also allows our elementary school Little VIPs (youth in third grade through fifth grade) the opportunity to form a meaningful relationship with a high school youth.
Information for those interested in becoming a Big VIP: To be a "Big VIP" you must be a high school student, available on Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30pm (November to April), you must to able to and enjoy interacting with elementary school aged youth. You will received community service credit toward your high school graduation requirement.