What is a Big Brother or Big Sister?
A Big Brother or Big Sister is a caring, adult friend and/or mentor.
Who are the Bigs in the program?
Our Bigs come from diverse backgrounds just like our Littles. They are regular people, just like you. You don’t need any special degrees or job skills. You just have to want to positively impact a young person. Role models come in all shapes and sizes, and you could be a perfect fit!
WHAT MAKES A GREAT “BIG”?
You do not need special skills, a ton of money, or to know that you are “good with kids” you just need to be:
Almost all of the kids who need and want a Big Brother or a Big Sister have situations in their lives that reduce the likelihood that they will thrive as they grow up.
Your role as a mentor is to let them know they are important, that you care, and that despite their challenges you want to help them be their best selves.
- A caring, supportive person
- Willing to share time, ideas, new experiences
- Someone who embraces differences and loves to learn
- Able to set and hold boundaries