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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Children & Youth

Mission:   Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Programs: Options include Community-based, School-based, Sports Buddies, and Mentoring Children of Prisoners with the purpose of matching kids with positive role models who provide meaningful friendships and share fun experiences. Children are ages 7-16 at enrollment. Volunteers must be at least high school age.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Most of the time, I have been in the site-based match. That means I spend about one hour per week with my little brother at his school throughout the school year. I enjoy every aspect of the program and feel that my mentoring and friendship provides benefit to each of the three littles with whom I have been matched. This time affords littles the opportunity to feel special (e.g. we read books, play board games and sports together). In addition my little brother has a one on one opportunity to discuss school, friends and other topics. Each visit provides an opportunity to bolster self esteem, discuss the right way to play with friends and/or nuture an interest in reading, etc. I find the experience to be very rewarding and anticipate being a big brother and donor for years to come. Finally, I have also participated in the traditional program which generally entail visiting with my little once a month for several hours. There are lots of fun things to do like riding bikes, visiting the zoo, children's museum or going to the movies.