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 Brother or Big Sister?
It all starts with additional positive role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a relationship with one. For almost 40 years, due in large part to private donations, we’ve been able to engage, enroll, match, and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of young people in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, and Vernon Parishes.
We are inviting, affirmative and inclusive of all youth and parent/guardians. To see our Safety Policies please click HERE.
PLEASE READ before enrolling your Little:
As the Parent/Guardian of a potential Little, you will be required to complete the below steps before we are able to complete your Little'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 Match Relationship Specialist-for you and your Little
Complete an annual Youth Outcome Development Plan (YODP) with your Match Relationship Specialist
Complete a parent/guardian survey annually
Annual assessment and Risk & Protective Inventory update for your and your child
Safety from the start.
Your Little'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 an Orientation and Enrollment Process, to include:
Orientation session, Interview, Home Assessment Check-List, Three reference checks, Multi-layer Background Checks, Public Domain Check
MUST agree to monthly Match Support Contacts, Annual Training for youth safety, and other support functions required by BBBSA Compliance Guidelines
You’ll feel the impact as much as your Little.
A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that youth 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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