Big Brothers/Big Sisters

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago’s mission is to empower at-risk youth by providing high impact one-to-one mentoring that enables lifelong success. We provide children between the ages of 7 to 14 the opportunity to be matched with a volunteer through two types of programs. In our Community Based program, children are matched with a mentor for a minimum of 1 year, 2 to 4 times a month. They do activities that vary from going to the museum, to going over homework together at the library. In our Site Based program, Bigs and Littles attend weekly program meetings at a designated site, such as a school or club. Matches engage in individual match activities and group games that support a child’s confidence, competence, and caring. The time commitment for this program is typically weekly for 1-1.5 hours, for a minimum of a school year.


One response

10 12 2013
Orlando Thomas

Is program designed to take the place of an absent father or mother? . What is your definition of “at-risk youth”?

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