Could Your Little One Use A Big?
As a parent, you recognize your child's potential better than anyone. By giving them the opportunity to be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you are starting them down a path to an even brighter, more promising future.
It all starts with the right role models, and Big Brothers Big Sisters is perfect to create a relationship with one. For over 40 years, due in large part to private donations, we have been able to recruit, screen, match, and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country — one Little at a time.
You will feel the impact as much as your child! A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that youths matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:
- Are more confident
- Are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
- Perform higher in academics
- Stronger relationships with family and friends
- Higher self-esteem
Learn more about our impact here!
You know what's best for your child, so your help from the start is essential! You will provide information about your child's interests and strengths along with needs. Ultimately, you will approve the Big Brother or Big Sister match. Your role does not end there; parents and guardians are not just part of the process, they are part of the success!
Safety from the start.
Your child's safety is extremely important to us. Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer in our program, and every relationship is closely monitored and supported by a professionally trained match coordinator.
Parents/Guardians and those interested in referring Little's:
Please complete the inquiry form if your child meets the eligibility requirements listed below. We appreciate your understanding and patience with this process.
Please review our eligibility requirements for your child to be considered in our program:
- Must be between the ages of 7-16
- Must reside in Lincoln city limits
- Must make a 12-month commitment, meeting once a week, for a minimum of 4 hours a month
- Cannot be receiving any other 1-to-1 mentoring services in the community like Teammates or City Impact: Strengths For Life Mentoring
For more information about enrolling a child, please contact us at 402-464-2227.