Community-Based Mentoring

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES

  • Chatting over a meal
  • Taking a walk at a park
  • Exploring a local museum
  • Shooting hoops
  • Playing a board game

VOLUNTEER ELIGIBILITY

  • All volunteers are eligible
  • Only program for volunteer couples to mentor a youth together
  • Our most flexible program – the perfect fit for everyone

YOUTH ELIGIBILITY

  • All youth eligible for BBBS can be matched in this program
  • Youth must be between 6 and 13
  • Must complete enrollment process

Becoming a Big Brother / Big Sister / Big Couple

Our traditional and most flexible mentoring program, we pair adult mentors with youth ages 6 to 13 under the commitment to see each other twice a month for a few hours. We hand-select every Match based on shared interests, geography, and personality.

Bigs and Littles in this program plan their own time together doing what they enjoy when it works best for them – fun times and flexibility. Through this time together, opportunities arise for meaningful conversations about family, friends, school, and the future. Because of these conversations and the consistent presence and encouragement of a Big, Littles are set on the right path to grow into mature teens and thriving young adults.

Big Futures

Focusing on enabling success in high school and beyond, Big Futures gives expanded support for youth to prepare them for their biggest possible future whether that’s enrollment, enlistment, or employment. For more information on this program, visit our Big Futures page!

“I like my Big Brother Mike for every reason! He's the best part of my life. I’ve always wanted a brother.”

-Little Brother Malakai

Other Ways to Get Involved

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