Our Programs

WHY MENTOR?

Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters matches a child with a mentor, we ignite something incredible: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. According to a national study, Big Brothers Big Sisters programs were found to “focus less on specific problems after they occur, and more on meeting youths’ most basic developmental needs.” Having a caring adult to confide in and look up to led to improvements in school performance and handling things at home. And at a time in their lives when even small choices can change the course of their future, the Littles were also avoiding violence and substance abuse.

Potential Bigs are life qualified.  Join us today.

Community-Based Program

  • 5 Easy Steps to Become a Community-Based Mentor (“Big Brother or Big Sister”)
    • Apply.
    • Be interviewed.
    • Successfully complete the home visit and background check/reference process.
    • Meet your Little!
    • Spend a few hours each week with an amazing young person on days and times you arrange, doing things you decide on together.

*Please note that Community Based Mentors must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license. A twelve month commitment to this program is strongly recommended.

School-Based Program

  • 4 Easy Steps to Become a School-Based Mentor (“Lunch Buddy”)
    • Apply.
    • Be interviewed.
    • Successfully complete the background check/reference process.
    • Meet your Little!
    • Spend a lunch hour each week with an amazing young person. You’ll meet in an elementary school around the County, during the school year only.

 

  • *Please note that School-Based Mentors must be at least 16 years old. A full school year commitment to this program is strongly recommended.
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Get Involved

It doesn't take a lot of time to make a big difference in a child's life.

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To service an increasing population, Big Brothers & Big Sisters depends on the generosity of the community.

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