We have two primary kinds of programs:
* Community-based Mentoring : For as little as an hour a week, Bigs and Littles meet in their community to share fun activities … stories … and a little bit of themselves.
* Site-based Mentoring : Bigs and Littles meet once a week in schools, libraries and community centers, to talk and have fun. It’s not about being a tutor … it’s about being a friend.
Big Brothers Big Sisters enrolls children ages 5 through 15, and matched youth may remain in the program through age 18.
Studies show that children who are matched with a Big Sister or Brother are more likely to get better grades, have higher self esteem, better relationships with adults and peers, and stay away from drugs and alcohol.1 As adults, they are more likely to receive a four-year college degree, have higher household incomes, be more satisfied with their relationships and be engaged in their community.2
1 Tierney, 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
2. Based on a study conducted by Harris Interactive.