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.

March 21 and March 28
Spare Time Hixson

January Match Anniversaries

4 Years

Matthew and Jaeden
Joseph & Valerie and Cameron

 

3 Years

Cross and Khyon
Chip and Joshua

 

 

2 years

Amber and Lovey
Tyler and Lorenzo
Jessica and Ta'Mya
Xavier and Xavier
Greg and Kendrick
Myles and Stephen

 

1 Year

Joseph and Shawn
Kerrington and Demarion
Justin and Jermarion
Morgan and Mckenzie

161

New Matches in 2019

64

Years of Service

127

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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