Community-Based Mentoring Programs

Community-based mentoring is the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters relationship, where Bigs and Littles get together on their own to share fun activities they both enjoy. Matches typically meet for one hour a week.

What is Community-Based Mentoring Program?

Community Based Programs-Meet 2 times a month

Youth ages 6 –17 are matched with caring volunteers who serve as friends and mentors. Big Brothers and Big Sisters include their Littles in activities they both enjoy like ball games, playing board games or baking cookies. It costs $1,000 to support a match for 1 year and currently there are 65 children on the waiting list to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister.

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Meet 2 days a month

● Youth ages 6-17 are matched with volunteers who serve as friends/mentors

● Bigs include their Littles in activities they both enjoy

● Big Brothers Big Sisters Staff provide guidance that leads to academic achievement and success in life

Getting together is a great time for both the Big and the Little. It doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activities; just a few hours every month to share the simple things you already like to do.

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ one-to-one mentoring programs are proven to help children overcome adversity and beat the odds

Millions of children need a caring adult role model.

When children and teens have the influence of a caring adult, they are more likely to avoid risky behaviors and to focus on academics. Today's youth face a variety of challenges, and being matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister can help them navigate these challenges and reach their potential.

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