Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Children & Youth
Location: 1519 Gardiner Lane Louisville KY 40218 USA
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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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.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have found everyone involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters to be caring and supportive. The organization provides an opportunity for Bigs to learn from the success of others mentors through our match support specialists.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the opportunity to nuture development of the children who are served by Big Brother Big Sisters of Kentuckiana.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
truly caring and professional.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Serve approximately 1000 more children in one on one matches for the next 10 years.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
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