Community-based Mentoring

This is the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters relationship, where Bigs and Littles get together on their own to share fun activities they both enjoy. Matches typically meet for one hour a week. TIME is an acronym for Teaching, Impacting, Mentoring, Encouraging, which is exactly what our Bigs do.

Getting together is a great time for both the Big and the Little. It doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activities; just a couple hours weekly to share the simple things you already like to do. Things like:

  • Taking a walk in the park
  • Playing sports
  • Completing a craft
  • Listening to music
  • Hanging out and talking

Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles in the evening during the week. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them.

Role models make an impact

National and local studies show that children who have role models 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. Students who are successful in school are less likely to drop out, abuse drugs or commit crimes. In fact, the success of children enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters was proven in a nationwide randomized study.

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