Could your little one use 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 over 100 years, due in large part to private donations, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country — one Little at a time.

You’ll feel the impact as much as your child.
A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids 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 themselves1

Enroll your child today!

Enrolling your child is simple. To fill out the online application, click the Youth Application button above. If you prefer to fill it out offline, please click HERE to Download the youth application, complete and return to us. We’ll work with you to find the perfect Big for your child. Enroll ages 6-14 in Wake, Durham, or Orange County.

Does BBBST accept LGBTQ youth?  
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle values diversity, and no one person will be denied equal opportunity under applicable laws to participate in our program because of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  Preferences, fit, and similarity in interests are taken into consideration.  As part of the matching process, we will disclose such information to the volunteer.  If preferences are not aligned, BBBST will work to find a Big who we believe will be a good match for you/your child.

Parents wanted.
You know what’s best for your child. So we’ll need your help from the start, providing information about your child’s strengths and needs, and ultimately approving the Big Brother or Big Sister match. But your role doesn’t end there.

Safety from the start.
Your child’s safety is extremely important to us. Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer in our program, and every relationship is closely monitored and supported by a professionally trained match coordinator.

For more information

1Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures