Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Tucson, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: Children & Youth, Crime & Law

Location: 160 E. Alameda St. Tucson AZ 85701 USA

Mission: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson is committed to developing one-to-one, adult-to-child mentoring relationships guiding youth from a position of risk to one of achieving their highest potential.
Target demographics: children ages 6-17.
Programs: one-to-one, adult-to-child mentoring relationships designed to add healthy, positive role models to the life of a child. Adult mentors, age 18+, experience volunteerism & community involvement, while helping to strengthen personal assets in a child. Volunteer Big Brothers & Big Sisters spend 2+ hours, 2-3 times per month with their Little, enjoying everyday activities together. A minimum of a 1-year commitment to the match is required. All mentors undergo a thorough screening process including an application, in-depth interview, a criminal background check & reference check. All volunteers go through an orientation & continue to receive match support from BBBST. We currently have 110 Little Brothers on a waiting list ready to be matched with a Big Brother, so we are especially in need of male volunteers. Bilingual volunteers are also needed. If you have a heart for children, volunteer to be a Big Brother or Big Sister today at www.tucsonbigs.org/volunteer.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My daughter has been a "little" for more than one year. She is ten years old and has grown and matured by this experience. Tucson Big Brothers-Big Sisters has given my daughter an opportunity for a friend, mentor, and role model. She is so happy to spend time with her "big". More importantly she shares more with me, her father, now than she did before. This program is essential for children who would benefit from a positive adult mentor/role model in their lives.

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My daughter thoroughly enjoys her time with her "big". We have open lines of communication which facilitate constructive visits.

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