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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE! Event Postponed

As you are undoubtedly aware, COVID-19 is an evolving issue. The health and safety of our Littles, Bigs, partners, supporters and staff is our first priority. We have been monitoring the situation and out of an abundance of caution we will be postponing our Bowl for Kids’ Sake events. We will send out new dates soon. Thank you for your support- as disruptions caused by Covid-19 threaten to create further instability in the lives of our youth, your support is helping to provide a piece of stability and support through a mentor.

March Match Anniversaries

10 Years

Rachel & Moises and Kirsten

 

8 Years

Erik and Yeshua
Oscar and Shawn

 

7 Years

Chris and Austin

 

5 Years

Tory and Tadderius

 

4 Years

John and Zachary
Alyse and Avery
Rance and Bradley


3 Years

Ansley and Kobe'Asia
Candace and Ayla
Todd and Jason

 

2 years

Julia and Hannah

 

1 year

Hannah and Aboijang
Christian and Kamari
Baylie and Destiny
Destiny and Caelon
Megan and Quailyn
Lecia and Trystan
Sande and Dariunna
Mary & Robert & Carmelo
Zachary and Keshawn
Thomas and Kameron
Harriet and April
Nichole and Desiree

161

New Matches in 2019

64

Years of Service

102

Littles Waiting for a Big

456

Children Served in 2019

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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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