Enroll a Child
Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been changing children's lives by matching them with caring adults to guide them on a path to success.
Could your little one use a Big?
It all starts with the right role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a relationship with one. For over 100 years, due in large part to private donations, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match, and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country.
PLEASE READ before enrolling your child:
As the Parent/Guardian of a potential Little, you will be required to complete the below steps before we are able to complete your Child's enrollment:
Orientation and Interview (Parent/Guardian and Child separately)
Parent/Guardian Acceptance Agreement
Pre-match training and Match Meeting
Once your child is matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister, we require the below in order to stay in annual compliance:
Monthly support contact with your Program Coordinator-for you and your Little
Complete an annual Youth Outcome Development Plan (YODP) with your Program Coordinator
Complete a parent/guardian survey annually
Annual assessment update for your and your child
Safety from the start.
Your child's safety is extremely important to us. Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer in our program, and every relationship is closely monitored and supported by a professionally trained match coordinator.
All potential Big Brothers or Big Sisters MUST complete and Orientation and Enrollment Process, to include:
Orientation session, Interview, Home Assessment, Three reference checks, Triple-layer Background Checks, Public Domain Check
MUST agree to monthly Match Support Contacts, Annual Training for child safety, and other support functions required by BBBSA Compliance Guidelines
You’ll feel the impact as much as your child.
A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:
✓ are more confident
✓ are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
✓ do better in school
✓ get along better with their family and friends
✓ feel better about themselves*
*Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures
Find your Local Office
A Little Time Can Make a Big Impact
NOTE: All names have been changed to protect the identities of the wait list children enrolled in our mentoring program. For many children in our community, having someone to spend…
Greg and John Go the Distance
When John Fontenot lost his father a little over 10 years ago, he thought about…
BBBS-SWLA Summer Program is a BIG Success!
While summer is a kid’s favorite time of year, it can be tough (and expensive)…
In addition to their work with the children and families of Southwest Louisiana through its…
Big Sister Brenda is a southern girl. She graduated from Sulphur High School and grew…
When Brad Ragusa was a kid in the early eighties, his mom pitched him an…