Future Projects

SIA Mentorship5k RunBBBS Description

SIA Mentorship

High school students has initiated SIA Mentorship Program 2016,  to extend a hand to 4-6 graders in Bergen Middle School. They were very passionate about helping the younger students to reach their full potentials. The mentors had the opportunity to build rapport with their mentees meeting in a  2-4  small group environment and giving one-one individualized attention at times they needed support with their academic and other challenges.

As one of the mentors expresses his first day experience below, many persistently continued through out the year  and had a positive impact on their mentees as a role  model. We would like to express our gratitude for all mentors who were very loyal to their commitment through out the year.

” I just wanted to reach out and give you some feedback regarding my experience today. I felt a change of heart as I worked with the young students. Today’s mentoring experience helped guide me to broaden my view of the impact a person can have on another person’s life. I look forward to working with the students as a “big brother” and mentor. I have to admit, today was an eye opening experience. I never thought that a fundamental change in my thought process could be provoked with the simple act of kindness in helping another person.” – Anthony Bello


5k Miles for Education

This project has been initiated by our Assistant Coach for Cross Country, as well as our Security Chief in our school (BASCS HIGH), Mr. Jerome Fowler, together with Students in Action in spring 2015. SIA  is  planning to have a running race competition on April 2016 in 760 Saddle River Rd, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663.

The purpose of their run is Educational awareness. With the money they hope to raise they will use it to send books/ clothing/school supplies to those countries in need of it (Africa and Haiti). Students in action will be the main group involved in this run as its one of their projects for the school year. Mr. Fowler as an professional athletic  will be involved with all aspects of the run to assist the students in any way possible. Thanks to  PTO members 2015 Mr.Navarro, Ms.Ojeda, Ms.Dennis.

The success of this run/fundraiser is only possible if we all get on board and help out.

The date they are looking to have the run is April, 2016.


  • 6:00 AM Set up.
  • 7:00 AM Registration.
  • 8:30 AM Race will start.
  • 11:00 AM Race will be finished, and awards will be presented as well.
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 Clean up.
  • 8:00 – 11:00 Live Music and DJ


Breakfast, and soft drinks will be provided by SIA.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

BBBS Description

BASCS Garfield Campus Big Brothers, Big Sisters

      • Welcome and Introduction
        “Welcome to Students in Action, SIA Mentorship Program, branching from our main volunteering organization, Program was designed to reach out to the community and aid in three main domains: Academic, Character, and Social. In the style of “sibling pairs”, students will be split into groups based on their needs. About ten to fifteen students of the high school will develop a positive relationship that will have a direct and lasting effect on their lives.  According to the research, one-to-one matches are the driving force behind making an impact on children. Mentorship match is carefully administered by the input of teaching staff and held to the highest standards. We strive for matches that are not only safe and well suited to each child’s needs, but also harmonious.
        Course Theme “The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.”
        Course Goal(s) Provide a comforting environment to establish a positive relationship
        Identity one or more of the following needs: academic, intellectual, and emotional
        Use group and individual events to help introduce the agenda and set the tone for students
        Conduct a survey for the teachers and other staff members involved at the beginning and the end of the program
        Introduce new members at ending ceremony to transition students and members into the new year’s program.Curriculum focus; Introducing High school readiness and awareness, what it takes to be a well-rounded high school student.Help students explore their strengths and provide tools to increase their career awareness.Build Positive connection to others and getting involved with their community and sparking social responsibility.
        As the year progresses, the teachers learn more about their classroom and their students individually. Similarly, we will learn more about the children through activities and discussions. Working alongside the teachers, SIA Mentorship Program will tailor their lessons to the child’s needs and reinforce good character and academic rigor.


      • Methods of Instruction                                                                         Skills
        Academic Tutoring
        Group discussions
        Individual discussions
        Class trips
        Team building exercises
        Tokens (tie dye shirts)
        Volunteering opportunities
        Time Management
        Study Habits
        Coping Skills  (Peer pressure, anxiety)
        Positive thinking
        Focus and meditation


        Every 2 mentors will be matched with 5-7 students based on the available days of the group members.

      • SIA Mentorship Program Application Form