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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut

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Ignite the potential of a child or teen! Become a mentor (Big Brother or Big Sister). Mentors should be at least 18 years old and be willing to commit to a mentoring relationship. Matches are made only after the children and volunteers have been screened and trained. Case managers supervise each match and assist the volunteer throughout the period of the relationship.

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut

Location:

Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605, US

Mission Statement

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut is dedicated to the mission of making a positive difference in the lives of children from single parent families or children with special needs. The agency impacts the lives of these youths by providing them with a professionally supported one-to-one relationship with a screened, trained, supervised and caring adult. The goal of each mentoring relationship is to foster positive development in the child, including a strengthened sense of self worth at home, school and in the community.

Description

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut is a full member agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. The national agency was founded over 100 years ago to foster the healthy growth and development of children, helping them to reach their full potential. The federation of Big Brothers Big Sister agencies, comprised of over 500 organizations in all fifty states, is the largest national network of mentoring agencies. Big Brothers Big Sisters is the acknowledged leader in building relationships that unite children with committed volunteers. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut serves 40 communities throughout New Haven and Fairfield Counties. Volunteer mentors are matched with children between the ages of six and fourteen. Children may remain in the program until the age of eighteen. Specific programs exist for children: -From single parent families; -Deemed at risk by law enforcement authorities; -Affected by a learning disability; -In need of contact with a healthy, stable couple. Additional programs utilize high school or college students as mentors. After school, on site mentoring programs are available in some locations.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

New Haven/Bridgeport and Surrounding AreasNew Haven, CT 06511

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • During the first year, mentors will meet with their mentees at least twice a month for at least three hours each time.

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