Big Brother or Big Sister (St. Croix County)
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Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. We provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
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
We'll work with your schedule.
PO Box 823Hudson, WI 54016
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 19
- Orientation or Training
- 1 hour per week