Community Based Mentor - Big Brother or Big Sister
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, NC
In our community-based program, mentors from all over the Triangle Area are matched one-on-one with a child that has similar interests and lives within a reasonable proximity. You get to share activities with a child that you both enjoy! That might include fishing, playing sports, cooking a meal, doing on school work, working in the yard, or going to a basketball game. You get to enjoy these fun times two or three times a month with your Little Brother or Little Sister, at a time that is planned by you, the child, and the guardian. The commitment is for a year and the Big must commit to meet with their Little for at least 6 hours per month.
*In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, BBBS of the Triangle has transitioned all enrollment and service delivery aspects to a virtual platform. All enrollment, matching and matching interactions are virtual until further notice.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, NC
909 Aviation Parkway, Suite 1500, Morrisville, NC 27560, US
Changing perspectives. Changing lives.
Vision: All children achieve success in life.
Mission: Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) is the premier mentoring organization in the United States, with more than 500 agencies in all 50 states. We have served millions of children since 1904, primarily through one-to-one, professionally-supported relationships with caring adult volunteers. Just think about it: Young adolescents saying 'no' to drugs and alcohol, improving their school attendance, getting along better with their families and peers-- all because they had Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle provides youth with positive adult mentors through two core programs, Community-based and Site-based. Community-Based Mentoring
Many relationships between Bigs and Littles fall under our Community-Based programs. These are one-to-one outings and activities, doing things they enjoy together, like:
- Taking a walk in the park
- Going to museum
- Inspiring each other
- Listening to music
- Hanging out and talking
Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles in the evenings. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them. Site-Based Mentoring
It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at school. Kids enjoy having their Bigs meet with them there, whether it’s in the classroom or on the playground. And parents know what a positive impact it makes.
Although it takes place at schools, our School-Based Mentoring program isn’t limited to the classroom. Of course, some Littles do talk with their Bigs about class, or do homework, or read together, but it’s perfectly fine to shoot hoops in the gym or play on the playground. At the end of the day, it's really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance and inspiring them to reach their potential.