PROGRAMS

Our mission is to create and support 1-to-1 mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful mentorship matches between volunteers and youth ages 6-20. We then provide the training, resources, and support necessary for those matches to succeed.

COMMUNITY BASED

This is our traditional match in which adult mentors are paired with youth and young adults ages 6-20, with the commitment to see each other at least 4 hours per month. Each match is hand-selected by our team based on shared interests, geography and personality. Matches plan their own outings filled with things they like to do, like sports, going to the beach or making music.

SITE BASED

Our site-based programs are very similar to our community-based program, except that our team plans and leads all match activities at a set location. We have 4 distinct site-based programs – MentorU, Beyond School Walls, Big Brothers Big Sisters at Why Not You Academy, and School-Based Mentoring.

HOW IT WORKS

STEP

1

QUALIFY

All prospective Littles for need and capacity for match success.

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2

RECRUIT

New volunteers through referral, marketing, social media, corporate partners and events.

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3

INTERVIEW

All prospective Bigs and Littles to get to know their personality and interests. We also thoroughly background check all volunteers.

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4

MATCH

A Big to a Little based upon multiple variables with a goal of creating a long-term friendship.

STEP

5

MONITOR & SUPPORT

Bigs and Littles as they navigate life and carefully monitor the matches for safety and longevity.

Become a Big

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Seniors Graduated from High School in 2022
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Increased Expectations for their Future Beyond High School
Improved Academic Performance 81%
Improved Mental Health 87%
Reduced Risky Behaviors 97%