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)

Home Assessment Check List

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


You know what’s best for your child. So we’ll need your help from the start, providing information about your child’s strengths and needs, and ultimately approving the Big Brother or Big Sister match. But your role doesn’t end there.

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

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