Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Core Literacy Programs
Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 14, in communities across the country. Big Brothers Big Sisters develops positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Each volunteers will be match with kids between the ages of 7-14, within a 10-15 mile radius. Volunteer will Hang out, do activities together with kids for 4 hours a month. There will always be Big Brothers Big Sisters professional support staff to assist you. Volunteer can mentor as an individual, couple or family.
Volunteers will be matched with kids in elementary school that within 10 minutes. Volunteer will spend one hour per week (between 8am-3pm or during after-school hours) visiting school to spend time helping the kids with their homework, lunch etc.
Under the mentorship program, Volunteers who signed up as mentors are required to send at least one email a week to their Mentees and all emails should be prompted with questions. About 4-6 times in a school year, mentors must meet with their Mentees at their school after office hours for a pre-planned event geared towards getting their Mentees to go to college, graduate, and succeed in workplace. The two school that are partnered with this program are Kipp Academy Northeast(located in 1-59 & Tidwell) and Heights school formally known as Ronald Reagan High school (located in Heights area)