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If you're looking for a fun and exciting way to help a child in Dane County reach their full potential, Big Brothers and Big Sisters may be just what you're looking for. Every child deserves to have someone who will take the time to listen, to help them develop a positive self-image, enhance their sense of self-worth and provide hope and encouragement. The youth in our programs are involved in sports, the arts, and other activities in their communities. Share your time with a child and help them develop their own special talents.
Read on to see three very different examples of relationships in our program.
Big Sister Nicole was matched with Little Sister Amanda when Amanda was just nine years old. Nicole taught Amanda how to play tennis, and five years later, Amanda is the captain of her high school tennis team!
Little Brother Charles (age 13) started asking Big Brother Todd lots of questions about college life. So, Todd took Charles on a tour of the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison and is encouraging his little brother to pursue his dreams!
At six years old, Little Brother Ty loves to play outside, so Big Sister Alecia plans activities that allow him to enjoy the great outdoors. They have visited pumpkin patches and apple orchards in the fall. In the winter, they go sledding and ice skating and in summer, they go swimming and play soccer.
RESTRICTIONS: First and foremost, our volunteers must be willing to share time with a child. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and have access to transportation. The time commitment is about 3-5 hours, three to four times each month. Volunteers must also be able to make a minimum 2 year commitment. Volunteers will be supported by their assigned Match Support Specialist.
2059 Atwood Ave #2, Madison, WI 53704, US
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Since 1966, Big Brothers Big Sisters has made a BIG impact on children's lives, leading to higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships with parents and teachers. A variety of opportunities are available to accommodate your schedule. National studies have found that children with mentors have higher self-esteem and self-confidence, develop better relationships with peers and adults, are less likely to use drugs and alcohol, perform better in school and are more likely to become productive, adult citizens.
We'll work with your schedule.
2059 Atwood AvenueMadison, WI 53704
April 15, 2020