Big Brothers Big Sisters is the leading youth mentoring agency that matches positive adult role models with children, with measurable results. These dynamic "Big" and "Little" friendships build character, strengthen integrity and promote personal responsibility.
The children in our program are between the ages of 6-18 and come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. One thing they share in common is the desire to have someone special in their life with whom they can hang out and have fun!
As a mentor, you are matched to a child based on common interests and preferences. You will meet at least twice a month in one of the following programs:
1.) SITE BASED - Visit a local elementary school to meet with your Little for one hour per week during the lunch break. Spend time helping him / her with homework, reading, playing board games, eating lunch, going out on the playground or just talking!
2.) COMMUNITY BASED - You will be matched to a child located near your home and will meet up to do activities you both enjoy, such as hiking, bowling, movies, going to the park, cooking, zoo trips, sporting events, etc. You choose the days and times that you meet up according to your schedule!
3.) COUPLE / FAMILY - Invite your significant other and / or children to mentor a child together, at least twice a month. Invite the child to spend time with you during your normal family outings!
4.) STARS - This program matches children of incarcerated parents with volunteer mentors in our community based program. Additional training and resources are given to mentors to help them provide quality support to kids enrolled in this program.
Mission: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona helps children realize their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with volunteers who care about them.
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