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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

103 S Main StreetWest Bend, WI 53095 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. it is our goal that all children achieve success in life and that can be done through mentoring. As part of the nation's largest and oldest mentoring organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, we strive daily to make meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 6-18, living in Washington County who are facing adversity. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Big Brothers Big Sister's of Washington County has a variety of programs and options to fit the diverse lifestyles of volunteers and families. Mentoring options include, community-based, school-based and site-based options. Mentors & mentees meet either two times a month or one time a week depending on the program. Most of our matches meet in the community during their own free time, except for our site-based program. They meet at a specific site every other week in a group setting.

Description

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is a rewarding one-to-one mentoring opportunity with a direct and significant impact on one child facing adversity who lives in Washington Coutny. Bigs have the opportunity to shape children's futures by empowering them to realize their potential and develop the skills needed to achieve success now and into adulthood. Our volunteer mentors "Bigs," have the option to enroll as an individual, couple or even as a family. Most of our volunteers are 18 years or older and all must live or work in Washington County. All of our volunteers go through an an extensive screening process and volunteer training before they are matched with a "Little."

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