It all starts with the right role models and Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a relationship with one. For more than 100 years (45 in this region), Big Brothers Big Sisters has recruited, screened, matched, and supported mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country. It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at school. Kids enjoy having their Bigs visit them at school, whether it’s in the classroom or on the playground. And parents know what a positive impact it makes.
A national study found that children matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:
Although it takes place at schools, our school-based mentoring program isn’t limited to the classroom. Of course, some Littles do talk with their Bigs about class, or do homework, or read together, but it’s perfectly fine to shoot hoops in the gym or play on the playground. At the end of the day, it’s really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance, and inspiring your Little to reach to reach his or her full potential.
Want to be involved?
Currently, Big Brothers Big Sisters offers Site-Based Programs at Reid Park Academy and Cornelius Elementary.
Complete an application BBBSCC Site Based Application
Complete BBBS Volunteer Background Screening and provide references
Register in the CMS volunteer system and receive the clearance status of, “Unsupervised”
Participate in orientation session and complete an interview
Commit to seeing your Little 1 hour per week
Need more information?
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