As a parent, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By giving him or her the opportunity to connect with a mentor (Big) as part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you’re creating a path to an even brighter, more promising future.
Could Your Child Benefit from Having a Big?
It all starts with the right role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a relationship with one. For more than 100 years (45 in this region), Big Brothers Big Sisters has recruited, screened, matched, and supported mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country.
A national study found that children matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:
- are more confident
- are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
- do better in school
- get along better with their family and friends
- feel better about themselves
Take the Next Step
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ highly qualified staff works hard each day to find the best Bigs (mentors) for Littles in our community. Please view the steps below to learn more about how your child’s life can be changed for the better, forever! If you ‘d like to speak to us in person, please give us our Customer Service Specialist a call at (704) 910-1034 ext. 1016.
Online request for more information (Click Here)
Submit your information and a staff member will be in touch to schedule your orientation.
Complete and return the application forms provided to your by BBBS staff.
Attend Orientation with a Child
Once your application has been completed, an Enrollment and Match Specialist)will invite you and your child to orientation.
Parent/Guardian and Child Interviews
Staff member will conduct an interview to get to know you and your child individually.
Ready to be matched
BBBS staff will work to find the best match for the child based on their personality, needs, and location.
Meet the Big and build a friendship
Now the fun begins! Parents and Littles will work with the Big to communicate and schedule outings.
Update & communicate with BBBS
Families will receive support from our expert match support specialists throughout the match.