BEING A BIG BROTHER OR BIG SISTER
OR BIG SISTER
For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can change a child's life. This is all it takes for the kids in our program to live to their fullest potential.
By simply playing catch, reading books, or chilling over some ice cream, your consistent presence changes a child's perspective of what the world can offer. Just as your activity options are unlimited, so is your Little’s potential.
HOW A BIG BECOMES A BIG (AND A LITTLE, A LITTLE)
We provide full support from the start. Your first steps include an interview with a case manager, followed by references and background checks. Depending on which program you select, you may also have a home visit from your case manager.
From there, we want to make sure you and your Little have some common ground! Case managers work with Bigs and Littles to get an understanding of what works in terms of location, personalities, likes/dislikes, etc.
After the match happens, you'll still receive full support from your case manager throughout the life of the match. Anytime you have any questions or concerns, we're here to help!
Last, we always like to mention the match and support processes are possible through donations—we can’t do what we do without them!
WHICH PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Community Based Mentoring
This is our traditional program. Adult mentors are paired with children aged 7-14, and matches see each other out in the community for 8 hours per month. Essentially, the activity options for Bigs and Littles are unlimited! They plan their own outings, filled with things they enjoy doing.
School/Site Based Mentoring
Adult mentors are matched one-to-one with youth and meet weekly at a specific site. We work collaboratively with local schools, after-school programs, and other sites to match youth with volunteers.
Youth and mentors meet at the mentor's workplace, learning from successful professionals. These "Bigs in the Workplace" programs offer adult volunteers the unique chance to take a little time from their busy workdays to give back to their communities. If you'd like to start a workplace mentoring program at your workplace, or if you have questions about how to get more involved, contact David Beturne, Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).