Big Brothers Big Sisters matches school age children with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships. We target the children who need us the most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty, lose of a parent, and coping with parental incarceration. Our services are very unique in their combination of informal friendship with the support of professional case management.
A lot of things have to happen before we make a match. All of our Bigs go through a thorough background check and careful interview process. We then match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. We provide full support along the way — so that matches can grow into lasting friendships.
In addition to our one-to-one mentoring programs, we facilitate several wrap-around support opportunities that include food assistance, back-to-school supplies drive, and group activities throughout the year such as our Easter Egg Dash, Big Splash Summer Picnic, and holiday party.
Our Big Brother Big Sisters Information Sessions provide an overview of our mentoring programs and the impact they have in our communities plus ways that YOU can get involved as a volunteer, community partner, or supporter
Calls come in every day from parents, teachers and guidance counselors. They know what a difference a mentor can make in a child’s life. Think about a child who has wished for a Big Brother or Big Sister. Someone to have fun with and confide in. Someone to be a mentor. A guide. A friend. Now … think of how your gift could make a difference in that child’s life.