CHANGING A LIFE IS SHOCKINGLY SIMPLE.

CHANGING A CHILD'S LIFE IS SHOCKINGLY SIMPLE. 

SHOW UP & BE YOU

You don’t have to be perfect to be a Big. You just have to be you. We work hard to pair Littles with Bigs who will make a great Match so right from the start you have common ground. All you have to do is explore and learn together a couple hours a month for a year. Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat pizza with pineapple. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy it even more with your Little – and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

LEAN ON US

You won’t have all the answers – but you don’t need to. We will support you the entire time. Your Match Support Team will guide you through any rough patches and offer ideas for building the relationship with your Little. Plus, we offer frequent Match Activities and tickets so you’ll always have something to do with your Little, even on a budget.

REQUIREMENTS

Spend 4-6 hours a month with a child
Make a 12-month commitment
Meet any program-specific requirements
18 years old or older*
*The First Mentors program is open for high school students

SHOW UP & BE YOU

You don’t have to be perfect to be a Big. You just have to be you. We work hard to pair Littles with Bigs who will make a great Match so right from the start you have common ground. All you have to do is explore and learn together a couple hours a month for a year. Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat pizza with pineapple. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy it even more with your Little – and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

LEAN ON US

You won’t have all the answers – but you don’t need to. We will support you the entire time. Your Match Support Team will guide you through any rough patches and offer ideas for building the relationship with your Little. Plus, we offer frequent Match Activities and tickets so you’ll always have something to do with your Little, even on a budget.

REQUIREMENTS

Spend 4-6 hours a month with a child
Make a 12-month commitment
Meet any program-specific requirements
18 years old or older*
*The First Mentors program is open for high school students

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE FIRST HAND

“We have learned as much from our Little Sister Scarlett as she has  learned from us, IF NOT MORE and I know that Justin and I will always keep in touch with her.”

BIG COUPLE SHEILA & JUSTIN

Every Match is unique. Hear Bigs and Littles tell their Match story to understand firsthand what being a Big is all about.

TESTIMONIALS

“When I first thought about becoming a Big, I was hesitant. I didn’t think I had the time! I absolutely did not. Once I made the commitment, I realized that  IT DOESN'T TAKE A LOT OF TIME to make a big, positive difference in a child’s life."

BIG SISTER DEA

TO FUTURE BIG BROTHERS:

We need Big Brothers. Big time. Over 70% of the youth on our wait list are boys yet only 3 out of every 10 volunteer inquiries come from men. For these boys, Having a Big Brother makes a tangible difference in their life.

A CALL TO MEN OF COLOR:

Disproportionately, the youth we serve and especially those waiting for a Match are African-American and Hispanic boys. Their parents recognize the positive influence of a mentor, specifically a mentor who understand their unique situation. So we need more men of color to step up and begin empowering potential for these boys to put them on the path to lifelong success.

VOLUNTEER

TO FUTURE BIG SISTERS:

We need Big Sisters. Over 500 kids are waiting today for a Big – and some wait up to 2 years for a Match, if they find one. Many of the young girls on the wait list need someone to encourage them to think beyond their everyday corner of the world, to dream bigger and know they can accomplish anything. As a Big Sister, you can encourage just that.

By changing her perspective of what the world can offer – and what she can achieve – you literally change her life. Her potential is unlimited – and you can help her see that.

VOLUNTEER

IT TAKES MORE THAN VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE MATCHES HAPPEN

And we need your help.

Whether you get involved with us as a donor, Big mentor, partner, or advocate, you have the power to change a child's future for the better.

DONATE     ATTEND     VOLUNTEER

HOST A PRESENTATION

Invite us to your work or any gathering to
talk about our work: Contact Alex Yaney at
260.456.1600 ext. 2239 or
at [email protected]

REFER A FRIEND

Know someone who would
be a great Big? Let us know at
[email protected]
or at 888.456.1600

HOST A PRESENTATION

Invite us to your work or any gathering to
talk about our work: Contact Alex Yaney at
260.456.1600 ext. 2239 or
at [email protected]

REFER A FRIEND

Know someone who would
be a great Big? Let us know at
[email protected]
or at 888.456.1600