REGISTER YOUR CHILD
Give your child the gift of a mentor — and a new friend.
When people think of mentoring programs, they think of Big Brothers Big Sisters. As an established youth organization, for more than 100 years we’ve worked to develop youth mentoring programs that work. Our experienced approach to recruiting, screening, matching and supporting our mentoring relationships has resulted in thousands of lasting relationships, and helped change the lives of young people across the country.
A study on the Big Brothers Big Sisters youth organization 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.
Parents are our Partners
We’ll work closely with you because your input is important. Not only do you provide information about your child’s strengths and needs, but you approve the selection of the Big Brother or Big Sister. Once the match is made, parents remain closely involved in several key ways.
Parents and guardians are an integral part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters match at every step of the process. Not only will you provide information about your child’s strengths and needs, but you’ll also approve the selection of the Big Brother or Big Sister.
Once the match is made, parents remain closely involved in several key ways, including:
Approving match activities and supporting your child’s involvement
Asking your child questions about the match meetings, and reporting any concerns to the agency staff
Regularly reporting back to the agency about your child’s progress and milestones in the match relationship – Big Brothers Big Sisters will contact you regularly, but we welcome your feedback at any time
Participating in training on child safety offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, and communicating with your child about the training he or she receives.
Your child's safety is very important to us.