Big Brother or Big Sister (Eau Claire area)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin
Help Start Something BIG through the power of mentoring! Being a mentor can help a child experience other possibilities which can result in setting higher goals, achieving higher levels of education, and being more successful in life.
Site-Based Mentoring: The child and the volunteer meet at a set date and time each week at the child's school or at the Boys & Girls Club (late afternoon or early evening) and participate in activities at that site (i.e. making crafts, playing a board game, playing catch, etc.).
Community-Based Mentoring: The child and the volunteer arrange their meetings based upon when it fits into their schedules and participate in activities in the community (i.e. going out to dinner, playing in the park, going for a walk, flying a kite, etc.).
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin
424 Galloway Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703, US
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and eduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin serves 9 counties: Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Oneida, Pierce, Price, St. Croix, Taylor, & Vilas. We offer 2 different mentoring programs - Community-Based & School/Site-Based.
We were established in 1972 as a Kinship organization and became a Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliated organization in 1995.
We know that mentoring impacts a child's life. In a 2008 study of the children in our program, many of our 'Littles' experienced one or more of the following benefits:
-Improved academic performance
-Better able to avoid delinquency
-Better sense of future
-Better relationship with their peers