Our Programs

Which program is the best fit for you?

  • Community-Based Community-Based
  • School/Site Based School/Site Based
  • Campus-Based Campus-Based
  • Mentor 2.0 Mentor 2.0
Community-Based Program
This is our traditional match in which adult mentors are paired with children ages 7-12, and agree to see each other for three hours, a couple of times a month. Each match is hand-selected by our team based on shared interests, geography and personality. Bigs and Littles plan their own outings filled with things they enjoy doing, like sports, going to the beach or listening to music.
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School/Site Based
School/Site Based Program
Volunteers are matched one to one with youth and meet together approximately once a week at a particular site at scheduled times. We work collaboratively with local schools, after school programs and other sites (The West End Boys and Girls Club, for example) to match youth with adult volunteers.
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Campus-Based Program
In areas where we aren't able to match as many youth as we would like to because the child's home is not easily accessible by public transportation, we work with colleges to bring kids to the local campus. In this program, youth are matched with college students and spend time together on campus typically on Saturdays.
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Mentor 2.0
Mentor 2.0 Program
It's easier than ever to become a mentor. Mentor2.0 is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ technology-enriched one-to-one youth mentoring program directly targeting high school students. Mentor-mentee pairs build their relationships through weekly online communication and monthly in-person meetings.
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They Love Our Programs, You Will Too!
Jodi, mom a participating Little

I think that Bigs are so important to their Littles’ lives. They offer them someone who will not judge them for who they are, but hold them accountable for their mistakes. Bigs push Littles to be the best that they can be and strive for more.

Jodi, Mom of a participating Little
Little Brother Joshua & Big Brother Juan

One thing that I think we did that really made me happy as a match was a lot of artsy things, he’s taught me how to play around with clay, he’s shown me a lot of arts that he’s done and he taught me that I should be able to do that, that I have a choice to follow that or I can pick different things.

Joshua, Little Brother
Big Brother Jared

My favorite memory with my Little was making an obstacle course. He always reminds me to be a little kid and enjoy life and not be uptight about things.

Jared Kortsen, Big Brother