Community Based Mentoring
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin
Community Based Mentoring, involves Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers providing children - our "Littles" - individualized time and attention on a regular basis, typically 2-4 times per month. During weekly or bi-weekly outings, filled with conversations and shared activities, they develop a relationship that helps children manage the every day challenges that are part of "growing up." During time spent with their Big, Littles gain new skills, explore new interests and test behaviors that expand their experience base beyond their family or neighborhood.
Over the course of time, children gain confidence in themselves, acquire new skills and competencies, and develop an enhanced capacity to care for others - all tasks that are a part of developing healthy maturity.Volunteers experience a sense of discovery and enjoyment as they see the world of possibility open up through a child's eyes.
Children served in the Community Based Program live in the communities of Abbotsford, Athens, D.C. Everest, Marathon, Merrill, Mosinee, and Wausau.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin
227400 Rib Mountain Dr. Suite G, Wausau, WI 54401, US
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin mission to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships that provide measurable impact.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin, headquartered in Wausau, Wisconsin, originated in 1976 through the interest of Jim Hoops and many concerned individuals in Marathon County.
Big Brothers Big Sisters focus on one-to-one mentoing relationships occuring betwwen an adult volunteer and a child.