Core - Traditional Match


One Big Brother or Big Sister is matched with a Little whom they meet on a regular basis, giving support,
encouragement to overcome obstacles and reach their highest potential. 

Volunteers are 18 years or older. 

Enjoy activities within and outside the community.

Community-based Mentoring is the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters relationship. It’s all about one-on-one time spent with the volunteer and the young person doing things they enjoy — one hour a week filled with shared interests and activities like:

  • * Shooting hoops

  • * Playing a board game

  • * Sharing a pizza

  • * Taking a walk in the park

  • * Or just hanging out and talking.

The schedule can be flexible to meet the needs of mentors and young people in different kinds of situations. Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekend or in the evening. Others get together with their Littles after school. There’s almost no one so busy that they can’t find a way to fit in a few hours a month.

What We Acheive

Little steps lead to a Big impact

With the help of a network of donors, partners, family members, and advocates, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully matches at-risk youths with caring, adult role models. Research proves that children enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs 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.

Downloadable Forms


Click here to download the AIM/High Five (School Lunch Program)

Click here to download an application (Community Based)


Click here to download an application for the AIM (Lunch Program)

Click here to download an application (Youth Community)


Success in education

At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we have confidence in our ability to impact children and put them on the right path. But it means even more when an outside study comes to the same conclusion.

Public/Private Ventures—a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the effectiveness of social policies, programs and community initiatives, especially as they affect youth and young adults—has carried out a thorough evaluation of the Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring program.