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Big Sister Boston empowers women and girls through a variety of gender-specific programs and opportunities.
Our Mission We ignite girls' purpose and passion to succeed through positive mentoring relationships with women and enrichment programs that support girls' healthy development.
Our Mentoring Programs
Community-Based Mentoring (CBM) is our signature program. It is the nation's premier evidence-based, one-to-one mentoring model which matches girls (Little Sisters) between the ages of 7-15 with professionally trained and supported women mentors (Big Sisters). Community-Based Big Sisters must be 20 years of age or older. Matches meet weekly for the first three months to establish a strong friendship and can meet bi-weekly thereafter for the duration of their match relationship. The minimum commitment is 12 months for Big and Little Sisters. We are currently making matches virtually in this program with the expectation to return back to in-person meetings once it is safe to do so.
Site-Based Mentoring (SBM) is designed specifically for girls in elementary schools (grades 2-5) throughout Boston and Cambridge. In Site-Based mentoring, Big Sisters meet weekly with their Little Sister at the girl's school, generally during her lunch period (except for our after-school programs where matches meet in the late afternoon and early evening). This program is currently on hold until at least Fall 2021.
Our Enrichment Programs Big Sister Boston offers broad range of programs where Little Sisters are exposed to learning experiences and opportunities. Our enrichment programs include but are not limited to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); The Arts; Health and Fitness; College and Job Readiness, camperships and scholarship opportunities and more. Our experienced staff also facilitate Life Choices and Real Choices Strong Voices programming where we bring together groups of middle school-aged girls and one-to-one matches for informative activities and events. Through a structured curriculum, our Little Sisters explore complex gender and social issues, learning how to make healthy choices today, and for the future.
Ongoing Support to Big Sisters, Little Sisters and their Families We are just a phone call away. Our professional staff are available to answer questions and provide support to Big Sisters, Little Sisters and their families throughout their match relationship.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1420, Boston, MA 02116, US
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston's mission is to help girls realize their full potential by providing them with positive mentoring relationships with women. Our vision is to create a mentor-rich community in which every girl has access to the individual nurturing, guidance and support she needs to become a confident, competent and caring adult. Using research-based best practices, we hope to become a national model for gender-specific mentoring for girls which can be replicated in other mentoring programs. Big Sister is an acknowledged leader in building professionally supported, dynamic relationships between girls and adult women volunteers.
Since 1951, Big Sister Association of Greater Boston has been helping girls reach their full potential through positive mentoring relationships with women , covering 69 cities, towns and communities in the Greater Boston area.
We have transitioned our volunteer enrollment process to be completely virtual and are making matches virtually when possible.
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
Greater BostonBoston, MA02116
February 22, 2021
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
The minimum commitment for Big Sisters is 1 year in our Community-Based Program, meeting year round and 1.5 years in our Site-Based Program, with no meetings over school vacations.
Big Sisters must be 18 or older to participate in our Site-Based Mentoring Program and 20 or older to participate in our Community-Based Mentoring Program.