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Youth Protection

The safety of the children in our programs is our highest priority. Making the best possible match between Little and Big is critical to the growth and development of a child. But before we begin the matchmaking process, we start by thoroughly screening potential Bigs.


Big Brothers Big Sisters also provides child safety tips, and we welcome your questions and feedback. Throughout the life of the match, our professional staff will be in ongoing communication with you, your child, and your child’s Big. This is our approach to building and maintaining strong, healthy relationships while assessing the highest level of child safety.

Big Brothers Big
Sisters of America’s
National Standards

Our agency abides by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s National Standards which requires every volunteer applicant to complete an extensive screening process that includes:

  • Completion of a formal application
  • Criminal background checks
  • Reference checks
  • Extensive in-person interview
  • Fingerprinting (For volunteers ages 18+)
  • Mandatory mentor training sessions