Which program is the best fit for you?
- School/Site Based
- Big Futures Mentoring
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.Learn More About Community Based Programs
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.Learn More About School/Site Based Programs
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.Learn More About Campus Based Programs
Big Futures Mentoring
(Previously known as Mentor 2.0) It is easier than ever to become a mentor! Big Futures offers one-to-one youth mentoring for high school students with a more flexible commitment. Text or chat with your mentee weekly and meet in-person monthly at experiential learning events designed to prepare students to thrive after high school.Learn More About Big Futures Mentoring
They Love Our Programs, You Will Too!
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."
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."
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."