Community-Based Program

Our flagship program, the community-based mentoring relationships involve one-on-one outings and activities, doing things the Big and Little enjoy together.

Community-Based Program

In the Community Mentoring program Bigs commit to spending time their Little a minimum of twice a month and do activities together out in the community from going to the park, playing sports, learning new skills like cooking or fishing, and many other activities. Mostly it is to spend time together to talk and build meaningful relationships and creating and developing a one-to-one mentoring relationship between the Big and Little.  The Community Program Bigs/Littles participate in BBBS of SWLA events, fundraisers, and other activities that are created to enhance the Big/Little relationship.  

Our Program Staff contacts each Big, Little, and Parent/Guardian monthly or bi-monthly (depending on the length of the match) to obtain support information that is a requirement of BBBSA compliance.  

The Big Brother and/or Big Sister are also required to complete an annual survey and a Youth Outcome Development Plan (YODP) with the assistance of the Program Staff.  

We are affirmative, inviting and inclusive of all youth, volunteer mentors, and allies in our community. 

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Other Ways to Get Involved

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the power to change a child's future for the better. 

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