It starts with a Little

Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been changing children's lives by matching them with caring adults to guide them on a path to success.

It starts with a Little

Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been changing children's lives by matching them with caring adults to guide them on a path to success.

October Match Anniversaries

3 Years

Casey and Zariyah
William and RaShaun
William and Jelani

2 Years

Matthew and Dennis
Martisha and Ke'Asia
De'Andre and Brandon
Gabrielle and Eboyne
Zaria and Qiara
Jesi & John and Ky'Rese
Adam and Juan
Jeriel and Camren

1 Year

Lindsey and Rosalyn Thornton
Miles and JaWarren
Amanda and Deunna
Tiffany and Illin
Rick and Malik
Andrew and Emmanuel
Yolanda and Erin
William and Kascine
Larry and E'Monte
David and Antonio
Kayla and Ladasha
Rebekah and Icyuna
William and Da'Mario
Aleyce and Passion
Ali and MarTasja
Ryan and Quenton
Amanda and Akilah

83

New Matches in 2019

63

Years of Service

189

Littles Waiting for a Big

488

Children Served in 2018

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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.

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