Big meets Little.
Big Brothers Big Sisters programs are designed to match children ages 6 through 17 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships. Knowing that some truly cares about the decision that make is a gift that more than 1,800 children are receiving through our programs across southwest Michigan. We have programs in Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren counties. The mentoring programs and services to kids, parents and mentors are flexible and can happen in community, in schools, at businesses, in churches, in community centers or within other organizations.
How a Big becomes a Big—and a Little, a Little.
Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through an extensive background check and careful interview process. Then, Bigs and Littles are matched based on location, personalities and preferences. And full support is provided to the Big, Little, and their family from the start, so matches can grow into lasting, impactful friendships.
What’s a Big and Little to do?Each match is unique. Getting together doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activity — just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big already enjoy. For example:
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So many ways to get started
Looking to get involved? Whether you’re interested in donating, volunteering or enrolling your child, Big Brothers Big Sisters offers several types of programs in communities across the country.
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