Community-based mentoring is our traditional program, and the most flexible. One Big and one little plan activities together several times a month on their own schedules.
Role models make an impact
Some activities that matches enjoy are:
Taking a walk in the park
Going to museum
Going to an event hosted by the local BBBS affiliate
Listening to music
Hanging out and talking
Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles on weekday evenings. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them.
National and local studies show that children who have role models are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. Students who are successful in school are less likely to drop out, abuse drugs or commit crimes.