Looking to get involved? Whether you’re interested in enrolling your child, donating, or stepping up as a Big, we offer several types of programs to meet your needs.

Many of our kids are from single-parent homes or live with a non-parent caregiver. Many live below the poverty level, with caregivers struggling to be an active presence while providing financial necessities for their family. Exposed to greater adversity such as elements of gang activity, substance abuse, and crime, they have the potential for greatness but need a special role model and friend they can trust. We are a lifeline for these kids, by providing a special match to help them realize their potential.


The core, traditional program of BBBS involves an adult mentor “Big” matched with a child “Little.” These community-based mentoring relationships involve one-on-one outings and activities, doing things the Big and Little enjoy together like taking a walk in the park, going to a museum, listening to music, or hanging out and talking. Some Bigs meet with their Littles on the weekends and others get together with their Littles on weekday evenings. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them. Each match is supervised and supported by an agency Match Support Specialist.

Qualifications For Becoming A Community-Based Big
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Access to reliable automobile
  • Completion of application process and background checks
  • Time Commitment: 2-4 visits per month, totaling about 6 hours, commit to 1 year

Site-Based Mentoring Program

Our site-based mentoring program takes place once per week at a community center or the Little’s school. These regular meetings provide a sense of consistency to the Little, and enhance the learning and growth they would normally do at school or the community center. Some Littles talk with their Bigs about class, do homework or read together, but it is perfectly fine to shoot hoops in the gym or play on the playground. At the end of the day, it is really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance and inspiring a Little to reach his or her fullest potential.

Qualifications For Becoming A Site-Based Big
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Completion of application process and background checks
  • Time Commitment: Weekly, 1-hour visits, Commit to 1 year


When you support Big Brothers Big Sisters, you change lives for children in our community.