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Whether you’re interested in donating, volunteering, or enrolling your child, Big Brothers Big Sisters offers several program models in communities nationwide

Bigs and Littles Meet

Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need us most, including those living in single-parent homes, growing up in poverty, and coping with parental incarceration. Our national slogan is “StartSomething.” Starting something begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little. Making these matches, and performing all the background work involved, is possible because of donations from generous individuals and volunteers willing to make a difference in a child’s life. Because of this, we can offer a wide variety of programs that pair children, ages 6 through 18, with role models that are 18 or older for one-to-one and group-based relationships. 

Core Programs

Community-Based Mentoring
School/Site-Based Mentoring

Special Programs

African-American Mentoring
Bridge the Gap
Hispanic Mentoring
Native American Mentoring
Mentoring Military Children
Amachi Program

How a Big becomes a Big—and a Little, a Little.

Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through an extensive background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. And we provide full support from the start, so matches can grow into lasting, fruitful friendships. It’s also important to note that the entire matching process is made possible through donations—we can’t do what we do best without them!

What’s a Big and Little to do?

Each match is unique. Getting together doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activity—just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big already enjoy. For example:

  • Playing catch
  • Reading books
  • Getting ice cream
  • Going to a museum
  • Providing advice and inspiration

For more information about all of our programs, contact Yolanda Webb, Director of Programs, at or (901) 323-5440.