Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and for having respect for family, peers and community
Each time we pair a child with a mentor or introduce a group of students to a group program, we start something.
Find out more about our various programs by reviewing the links to your left or by contacting your local Big Brothers Big Sisters for more details about which programs are available in your community.
You can also learn more about the process of becoming a volunteer or support our various programs through a financial gift.
Whether it’s in the form of time or money there is no more important investment we as individuals can make than in helping our nation’s children realize – and share – their full potential.
Why Be a Mentor?
For just a few hours a couple of times a month, you can help a child succeed. Big Brothers Big Sisters is different from other mentoring organizations in that we seek volunteers who are committed and consistent, willing to serve at least a year, but we hope until a child graduates high school. Studies show that by doing so, our mentoring services help kids stay in school, avoid risky behaviour, and experience first-hand the importance of helping others in their community.
Professional staff is there to work with you, the child and the family throughout the course of the mentoring relationship to provide necessary training and support. Funding allows us to carefully make and support more matches. Sometimes, the supply of volunteers and kids is greater than the necessary agency funding. We are grateful for your willingness to be involved and while it is certainly not a requirement, we welcome you to also become a donor - as you volunteer or wait to be matched.
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