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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Permian Basin
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Permian Basin is to provide children facing adversity with professionally-supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better forever. Our vision is that all children will succeed in life.
We unite children, "Littles", with volunteer mentors, "Bigs". We refer to these one-to-one pairings as "matches" and encourage them to spend time together rediscovering the joy, excitement and mystery of the world in which we live.
"Bigs" are matched with "Littles" in either our traditional Community-Based Mentoring Program (where they spend their time out in the community) or in our School-Based Mentoring Program (where they meet at the child's school campus). Depending on the program, they spend as much as eight hours per month or one hour a week together. There is also an opportunity for older high school students to serve as mentors in both of these programs, and an important component of our service is the training, skill development and opportunities provided for these future community leaders. All BBBS volunteers make an initial one-year commitment to spend time developing a "match" relationship with a child; however, many "matches" choose to remain active for several years. Parents/guardians (who voluntarily bring their children to us for service) can be assured of the highest level possible of risk management and child safety.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Permian Basin
714 W. Louisiana Ave., Midland, TX 79701, US
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midland, Texas, Inc. is to provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Volunteers mentor children, 5-18 years old, in one-to-one relationships. Mentors serve as role models helping the children increase their self-confidence, develop social skills, and reach their full potential. Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is about simple, magical moments like... going to your first ball game, catching butterflies, learning to play "chopsticks". As a "Big" you are simply a friend to a child. If you know how to have fun, you know how to be a Big Brother or Big Sister!