IGNITE THE POWER AND POTENTIAL OF LOCAL CHILDREN

What is your New Year's Resolution? How are you living your priorities? How can you shape the future?

During National Mentoring Month we celebrate the volunteer mentors who are actively working to positively impact local children’s lives.

Big Brothers Big Sisters' matches children ages 6 and older with caring mentors who ignite their power and promise.

What if your resolution was to become a mentor? You can be the catalyst that helps ignite a local child's potential.

It takes two hours, twice per month, just being you to make a profound impact. 

Will you join the village?

Your Little is waiting, and ready for you to make a BIG impact. Start the process here.

How does Big Brothers Big Sisters help Kasaius?

Matching

When Big Brothers Big Sisters works to match a Little with a Big, we take into account the needs, personality, interests, and goals of both the child and the adult volunteer. We introduce the Little and his or her family to the Big slowly and make sure everyone is fully committed to the match before it is made official. Little Brother Kasaius is outgoing and up for anything, so he needed a Big who was creative and had a variety of interests.

Relationship Management

Children like Kasaius get the most out of their one-to-one relationship with their Big when the Big, the parent or guardian, and the child talk openly with their Match Support Specialist. Working as part of the team helping the child succeed, the Match Support Specialist can help identify problems, brainstorm solutions, and connect the family with essential services.

Activities

When Kasaius’ Big Brother saw the email from BBBS saying that there were spots open in a free acting class, he jumped at the chance to take Kasaius. BBBS affiliates across the country provide activities for Bigs and Littles and also alert Bigs to opportunities in the community. This enables Bigs to get to know other Bigs, who might be experiencing similar things and who might have great suggestions for more new activities.

Screening and Training

Child safety is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ highest priority. To achieve the highest standards possible, we work constantly to review and strengthen our background check systems as new best practices in the industry emerge. We also make sure our Bigs and our staff have the training and resources they need to help Littles on their path to success.

Martin Luther King Jr., in black and white, delivering a speech from the podium.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Martin Luther King Jr. was a revolutionary. His public disapproval rating was nearly 75% when he was assassinated in 1968. Today he is rightly, widely revered. His achievements and courage inspire…

A city bus with carts of gifts surrounding it, and the 103.3 WKFR logo in front. On the bottom are the Blains Farm & Fleet logo, the BBBS logo, and the WKFR logo. Across the top it says Thank You!

Stuff the Bus: Thank you!

On December 4th, Big Brothers Big Sisters received a bus stuffed with gifts, ensuring all Littles will receive gifts this holiday season!

Talyn on the left is wearing a blue, long sleeved shirt, next to Reiley, who is wearing a white long-sleeved shirt. They are building a catapult together and launching pompom balls.

Match of the Month: Reiley and Talyn

Congratulations to Reiley and Talyn, December 2021 Match of the Month! This pair’s “persistence and commitment to one another has been an inspiration.”

Left: "Celebrating Local Black Heroes" on top of the BBBS logo, and "Torean Greeley" listed beneath. On the right, Torean Greeley stands in a blue blazer, looking at the camera.

Celebrating Local Black Heroes: Torean Greeley

Torean Greeley “…hope[s] that [he] can help to show young Black men and women in my community that you don’t have to look a certain way, be from a certain type of family, or live in a certain area to be successful.”

Blake and Daniel, in separate images, smile at the camera. Blake is in the upper left hand corner, Daniel is in the lower right hand corner. There is a green square background behind them, and it says "Blake & Daniel" at the bottom and "Match of the Month" across the top

Match of the Month: Blake and Daniel

Congratulations to Little Brother Blake and Big Brother Daniel, our November 2021 Match of the Month. These chatterboxes love connecting!