Mentoring helps children have higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, and educational success.
94% of surveyed alumni Little Brothers & Sisters said that they have a lot or some confidence they will achieve their goals.
65% agree that their Big helped them reach a higher level of education than they thought possible.
90% said the relationship with their Big helped them make better choices throughout their childhood.
90% of former Littles agreed that their Big made them feel better about themselves.
Why Be a Big?
Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve. And the best part is, it’s a lot of fun.
You and your “Little” can share the kinds of activities you already like to do. Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration.
Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy it even more with your “Little”—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact. Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing. There are kids out there ready to get started. Are you?
You and your Little meet when and where it's convenient for both of you. Movies, crafts, hiking, or just hanging out – it's up to you and your Little!
- 18+ years old
- 1–year commitment (but we hope it lasts longer!)
- 2–4x times per month with your Little
- A car so you can drive your Little as needed
You and your Little meet at the same time and place each week. You might share a lunch hour, play checkers, work on a project, or just have good conversation!
- High school students and adults
- 1–year commitment
- Approximately 1 hour per week with your Little
- Ability to travel to school settings
How to Become a Big:
- Complete an application.
- Participate in an interview with our professional staff.
- Participate in an Orientation and Pre-Match Training with our professional staff
We will discuss your interests, background, and preferences to help find a great match with a child. Once the application is processed, and a background check is completed, staff provides a training session and resource manual and works with each volunteer to determine the best possible one-to-one match with a child.