Youth with military-connected guardians are matched with mentors in either the community- or site-based programs. Mentors do not need military experience—they will undergo additional training to provide support to military-connected youth.
Bigs can meet their Little at a site or school. This allows matches to build a friendship within a structured setting with professional staff support nearby. The activities can include whatever appeals to the Big and Little – from shooting hoops and hanging out to reading a book together.
Bigs in the Community-based program meet with their youth one-on-one in the community. Bigs arrange outings with the Little’s guardian—they can go on a hike, play at a park, or do a craft at a coffee shop.
Being a Big is all about sharing enjoyable experiences with a child in need. It doesn’t take a lot of time or money or any special skills. All you need is a willingness to be a friend to a child who needs a positive role model. Bigs consistently tell us that they “get back more than they give,” and having a Big changes a child’s life for the better, forever! Click here to read more about becoming a Big.
Being a Little is all about wanting a role model and someone to spend time with. Our program is free to all participants and we carefully screen volunteers for safety and proper expectations. Click here to read more about enrolling a child in the program.
Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the power to change a child's future for the better.