Community Based Mentoring

Many relationships between Bigs and Littles fall under our Community-Based Program. This program is for children ages 6-14 from one parent households or households with unique circumstances where a mentor figure would be beneficial. Bigs and Littles spend time together during one-to-one outings doing normal, everyday activities like:

  • Taking a walk in the park
  • Going to a museum
  • Inspiring each other
  • Listening to music
  • Hanging out and talking

Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends while others get together in the evenings. Matches see each other a minimum of two times per month resulting in consistent, meaningful relationships. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them.

Role models make an impact

National and local studies show that children who have role models are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. Students who are successful in school are less likely to drop out, abuse drugs or commit crimes. In fact, the success of children enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters was proven in a nationwide randomized study.

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