A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:
You know what’s best for your child. So we’ll need your help from the start, providing information about your child’s strengths and needs, and ultimately approving the Big Brother or Big Sister match. But your role doesn’t end there.
Arm your child with another awesome adult. As a parent and guardian, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By providing them with an extra caring adult, you’re continuing to help to set them on the path to success.
There is no cost to you to have your child join our program and more than one child per family can join at any time. We serve youth between the ages of 5-16. Our only request is that each child be committed to this program for a minimum of one year.
When it comes to the future of our children and the well-being of our communities, we’re all in this together. So it should come as no surprise that we need the parents and guardians of Littles to be involved every step of the way, starting with the initial match. Not only will you provide information about your child’s strengths and needs, but you’ll also approve the selection of the Big Brother or Big Sister. Once the match is made, you remain closely involved in many ways, including:
Your child’s safety is extremely important to us. Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer in our program, and every relationship is closely monitored and supported by a professionally trained match coordinator.