THE START OF A LIFE-CHANGING RELATIONSHIP

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Get a Big. Enroll a Child Today!

Consider what young people are facing today — a global pandemic, racial unrest, distance learning, social isolation, fear, and uncertainty. Kids need our support now more than ever. A Big Brother or Big Sister is another caring adult in your child’s life to provide friendship, support, and encouragement.

We Take Child Safety Seriously

We get it. We’re moms and dads, too. That’s why child safety is our top priority. We have rigorous child protection systems in place to keep kids safe. Our staff and volunteer Bigs undergo thorough screening and background checks. Our safety commitment is simple: we do everything possible to keep your child safe.

A Little About Littles

It’s easy to become a Little (not to mention life-changing, fun, and free)! Children ages 8-13 years who reside in Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties are eligible for our youth mentoring programs. We ask for a one-year commitment to our program, but our goal is to create a match relationship that is rewarding and long-lasting! Many of our matches have been together for five, 10, or more years. Our professional match team will be there to support the relationship every step of the way.

Littles are 8-13 years old 1-year commitment It’s free to be a Little

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Parents Play a BIG Role!

So your child is going to get a Big. Fantastic! You play an important role in helping us create the perfect match for your child. Here’s how you can help the relationship get off to a great start and keep it going strong for many years to come.

 INTRODUCE US: The better we know your child, the stronger match we can make.
 PROVIDE FEEDBACK: Evaluate the fit of the suggested match for your child.
 SAY YES: Make your child available for outings and activities with their Big.
 ASK QUESTIONS: Check in to assess how the relationship is going.
 MAKE SUGGESTIONS: Share ideas to strengthen the match relationship.
 STAY IN TOUCH: Be an active partner by sharing with us how the match is going.

“If Brian never had Luke in his life, he’d still be a great kid. But, there’d be something different in his life, that he wouldn’t have without Luke.”

– Sarah, Brian’s mom

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