Give Your Child a BIG Advantage
As a parent, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By giving your child the opportunity to be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you’re starting them down a path to an even brighter, more promising future.
Could your little one use a Big?
It all starts with the right role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a relationship with one. For over 100 years, due in large part to private donations, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match, and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country.
You know what’s best for your child. So we’ll need your help from the start, providing information about your child’s strengths and needs, and ultimately approving the Big Brother or Big Sister match. But your role doesn’t end there.
You’ll feel the impact as much as your child.
A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:
✓ are more confident
✓ are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
✓ do better in school
✓ get along better with their family and friends
✓ feel better about themselves*
*Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures
Ready to enroll your child?
✓ Children must be 6 to 16-years-old
✓ Children must be enrolled by a parent/legal guardian.
✓ Children must commit to participate for a minimum of 1 year
✓ Children must commit to a minimum of 2 visits per month with their mentor. (Scheduled on their own time when both are available
✓ Children must WANT to participate
Click to complete an inquiry for your child(ren). Or contact Enrollment & Match Specialist Vanessa Gutierrez a firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about enrolling a child.