Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
HOW IT WORKS
Children (“Littles”) and their mentors (“Bigs”) meet one-to-one, for a minimum of four hours a month to do activities of their own choosing. It is not what they do together that is important, rather that they meet consistently and develop a bond. Whether bicycling in a park, completing homework together, or just catching up over a meal, matches develop a relationship with a lasting impact.
We have two signature programs: Community-Based and School-Based. Community-Based is the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program most people think about when they consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister. Volunteers spend time with a child for two or three hours, two or three times a month in the community. School-based mentors meet with their Littles one hour a week in a one-to-one setting during the school year at a local elementary school.
BBBSMS is proud to offer high-quality programs that focus on building longer and stronger mentoring relationships between the children in our program and their mentors.
Recent survey results of Bigs and parent/guardians whose Littles had been matched for 12 months or more found:
FACTS AND FIGURES
JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Memphis believes a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization is one where all employees, volunteers, youth, and families, whatever their race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, income, or health condition feels valued and respected. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.