Big Brothers, Big Sisters…Are you one?

Published on: May 19, 2009

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A LITTLE Bit Of YOU Makes A BIG Difference



 Be a Big Brother or Big Sister. BBBS offers programs to meet the needs of a wide variety of volunteer interests. Program opportunities include:


Community-based Program: This program connects adults and young people who want a mentoring relationship with flexibility. Matches meet two to four times a month at the locations of their choice. In addition to the general community-based mentoring program, we offer several related opportunities, for which volunteers also meet their mentees two to four times per month.

  1. BIG Couple/Colleague, BIG Families: These programs engage a primary mentor in a relationship with a primary child with a supplemental role for the mentor’s partner, spouse, friend, co-worker and/or children.
  2. Mentoring Children of Prisoners: This program, run in collaboration with Search Institute and the Council on Crime and Justice, enables mentors to provide positive support and guidance to children with an incarcerated family member so that they may realize their potential.
  3. Amachi: BBBS partners with faith-based organizations to recruit and support adult volunteers who serve as mentors to children with an incarcerated family member.

School-based Program: Volunteers meet with young people at one of 35 participating schools for an hour once a week for focused activities including reading, educational games, physical activity or art. This program is an excellent fit for busy professionals who may participate during the lunch hour.


Donate. There are a variety of ways that you can donate to BBBS. Ways to donate include:

  1. Individual Giving: As a donor, you can be assured that your money is directed to where it is most needed. Whether it goes towards supporting matches or providing training to Big Brothers and Sisters in the Mentoring Children of Prisoners program, your gift is changing young people’s lives.

  2. In-Kind Gifts: BBBS has many needs and welcomes in-kind donations of all sorts, including office supplies, tickets to events, photography, computers, printing services and items for fundraisers.  

  3. Stocks and Securities: BBBS welcomes donations of stock and appreciated assets. 

You don’t have to change your life to change a child’s.


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