Mañe’lu (Brothers & Sisters), Formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam

Mañe’lu (Brothers & Sisters), Formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam

Empower a Child. Inspire the Future

Students can earn service learning hours by being a mentor and assisting staff in the Mañe’lu programs.

Mañe’lu works with the underserved youth and families on programs such as: 

  1. Site-based high school 1-1 mentoring - Create a life-changing friendship with a child and change their and your life forever.
  2. Site-based youth and family activities assistant:  sports, gardening, hike, cooking classes, family fun Days, and other fun activities.
  3. Skills to Pay the Bills  is a curriculum to help master your soft skills.
  4. Money Smart is a curriculum to help with financial literacy.

Preparation Instruction:
  • Contact us to receive updated schedule of our activities and events.
  • Have your Parent/Guardian complete and sign our volunteer form, permission form, and waiver and release form.
  • Go to our website to learn more about our programs and events



Activity Instruction:
  • Decide what site you would like to be assigned to.
  • When you report for this project, sign in with Site Coordinator
  • At the times you are scheduled to attend, engage with participants in the various afterschool activities. 

Reflection Instruction:

In order to earn service learning hours, a reflection needs to be turned in to a teacher who can input the hours into Power School. Reflection will address:

  • What did you do?
  • What did you learn?
  • How do you think you made a difference?

Learning Standards/Objectives:

Our objective is to:

  • encourage positive behaviors and attitudes, self-concepts, social skills, communication skills, healthy eating habits, and physical activities.
  • promote cultural awareness by engaging participation amongst children from various ethnic backgrounds and
  • to have fun

GDOE Social Studies Standards: Government and Civics

AG.4.16: Practice personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life, including the following:

• Trustworthiness and honesty

• Courtesy and respect for the rights of others

• Responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance

• Respect for the law

• Patriotism

• Financial responsibility

AG.4.17: Explain the importance of thoughtful and effective participation in civic life, including the following:

• Obeying the law and paying taxes

• Serving as a juror

• Participating in the political process

• Performing public service

• Keeping informed about current issues

• Respecting differing opinions in a diverse society

• Practicing personal and fiscal responsibility


  Name: Norita Charfauros
 Phone: 671-472-2227
Organization/Agency/Business Name: Mañe’lu

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