Big meets Little.
Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Starting something begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little. Making these matches, and performing all the background work involved with them, is possible because of donations from people like you. It’s also why we’re able to offer such a wide variety of programs that pair children, ages 6 through 18, with role models in one-to-one relationships.
How a Big becomes a Big—and a Little, a Little
What’s a Big and Little to do?
Each match is unique. Getting together doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activity—just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big already enjoy. For example:
- Playing catch
- Reading books
- Getting ice cream
- Going to a museum
- Providing advice and inspiration
Can a couple be a Big?
A couple may be matched with one Little. As a couple, you have the ability to offer twice as many new experiences and skills. 80% of our Littles come from a single parent home, so couples offer the unique opportunity to expose Littles to a new way to approach communication and social interaction. Littles also reap the rewards of bonding with two positive adults. Couples have the benefit of supporting one another to strengthen the quality of the match. The couple can go out with the Little together or split the time. We encourage couples to work together from their own set of strengths. One may be great at tutoring and offering academic support, while the other may be great at active activities. In turn, the Little reaps the rewards of a full and more balanced experience.
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