Be a Big Brother or Big Sister
Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things you can do. Help to shape a child’s future through empowering him or her to achieve their goals and have a lot of fun in the process. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.
Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy it even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.
Relationships that involve one-to-one outings and activities, doing things the Big and Little enjoy together.
One-to-one mentoring takes place at a school or a designated site.
A drug prevention and character-building mentoring program for elementary school students
Bigs in Blue
A one-to-one mentoring program that matches youth with police/public safety officials to bridge the gap between law enforcement and our community
Beyond School Walls
Addresses the gap in workforce readiness programming by engaging youth, grades 6-12, in an office setting for regular, one-to-one meetings with a professional mentor with a partner company.
Empowering Future Leaders (EFL)
It is a new program focusing on four primary youth development areas: Life Skills, Leadership Development, Cultural Competence, and Career Development. EFL is a compilation of programs offered by BBSNWO, which have documented positive outcomes.
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Steps to Become a Big
- Information Session
- Return application
- Background checks
- Volunteer training
- Home interview
- Waiting list
- The caseworker will contact the parent/guardian, child and volunteer monthly for the first year of the match.
- The client, parent and volunteer will contact their caseworker on a monthly basis to keep them Informed.
- All parties will meet to conduct an Annual Match Evaluation at the year anniversary date.
- All parties will meet to officially close the match and a letter will be forwarded to confirm
- Be a positive role model for the child
- Follow all safety regulations and update driving information annually
- Participate in developing goals for the match
- Maintain consistent contact with the parent, child and caseworker.
- Child will ready and dressed appropriately for planned activities
- Participate in developing goals and activities for the match
- Restricted contact with the volunteer should not be used as a form of discipline
- Maintain contact with the volunteer and caseworker
- Parent will be supportive of the match relationship