What is a Big
A Big is…
…a man or woman (at least 16) who has a heart for one-to-one mentoring.
…an individual who invests about 4 hours per month in a Little (child ages 6 – 14 years old) who is looking for someone to hang out with and learn from.
A successful Big is simply one who consistently shows up, pays attention to, and shares her/his activities with their Little. A Big is not perfect, just real.
developing behaviors that will lead to a successful life.
Why be a Big
Being a Big is, all at once, an investment in the future of a child, your community, and in your development as a mentor regardless of your stage in life. Being a Big is the fulfillment of all the life lessons you’ve learned and passing those lessons on to the future generations of our community. It is the upbringing, mentoring, and support that you received growing up being put to use for a Little who needs it right now.
Be a Big because you will be taking a stand on a litany of social issues all at once in that you will be providing a secure base, self-confidence, and simple caring friendship to a child who lives, learns, plays, and interacts in this community. And all it take is about 4 hours of your time a month!
How to qualify as a Big
- Participate in the interview process which includes both references and background check and training. (If you’ve read this far, you’ll pass it.)
- Have a car and commit to the program for at least one full year.
- Meet up consistently 2 times per month with your Little. Repeat for 1 year.
How to become a Big
The process is simple, and we want to make it even easier for you to take the first step to becoming a mentor. Fill out the form below, and we will connect you with a member of the Leadership Board who will walk you through the process with our local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter.