Community based mentoring

Doing something important can be incredibly simple!

As a Big in our Community-Based Program, you’ll meet with your Little twice a month for at least a year wherever and whenever is convenient for you both. Each match is hand-selected by our team based on geography, interests, and personality.

If you like to have fun and need a little bit of flexibility, but want a chance to make a difference in a child’s life, then this program is great for you!

3 Easy Steps to Becoming a Big!

2 Meet with a staff member for an hour and a half personal interview and find your perfect match
3 Meet your Little, have fun, and make an impact!

As a reminder ...

  • 1 year commitment (12 consecutive months)
  • 2x per month in-person, few hours each time
  • Typically weekends
  • Matched with a 7-12 year old
  • Volunteer must be 18+
  • Pass a background and reference check

The Impact

Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations.

  • 76% said they learned right from wrong from their Big
  • 77% reported doing better in school because of their Big
  • 90% said relationship with their Big helped them make better choices throughout their childhood
  • 55% more likely to enroll in college

“Being a Big taught me how important it is to be open-minded, non-judgmental, and to just simply live in the moment. I think we can all learn a great deal from kids in the way they accept one another, regardless of any cultural or racial differences, and how they live in the moment with a hunger for learning and curiosity.”
– Current Big Brother

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Additional resources:

  • Have More Questions? Check out our FAQs!
  • Real Life Mentoring Stories on our Blog