Big Brothers Big Sisters (Will, Grundy, Kankakee & Iroquois Counties) Community Based Mentoring


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


417 Taylor StreetJoliet, IL 60435


Providing one-to-one mentors to children in Will, Grundy, Kankakee & Iroqouis Counties, Illinois.

1.) COMMUNITY-BASED MENTORING: The traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters program, individuals or couples are matched with children ages 6 to 13, for a minimum of one year. The mentor & child typically meet approximately 2 times per month (3-4 hours) & engage in activities of their choosing (e.g. studying, cooking, playing sports).

2.) MENTOR 2.0: technology-enriched, email supported mentoring providing Joliet Township H.S. students support & guidance to graduate & succeed in college & the workforce.

Since 1970, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As part of the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 6 through 18. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Mission: is to help children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.

Vision: successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you'll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child's future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it's actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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