What is a Little?
Littles are youth, between the ages of 6 to 14, who can benefit from having an additional positive adult role model. Littles can be referred to Big Brothers Big Sisters through a parent, guardian, teacher or social worker. Littles can come from single and two-parent homes, from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. The reason behind a match is that a parent, guardian or teacher believes that a child could benefit from the presence of an additional caring adult in his/her life. The parent or guardian gives permission for the child to participate.
Little Brothers and Sisters must:
- Be between the ages of 6 and 14.
- Be able to commit to at least one year to the program.
- Want to have a Big Brother or Big Sister.
Statistics have proven that youth who are matched with a volunteer for a year have an increase in self esteem, better communication and a more positive attitude towards school. All youth entering the program will fill out an application (as well as their guardian) and meet their Case Manager for a home visit. Youth entering the Big Brothers Big Sisters are matched with a suitable mentor based on their interests, home city, compatible personalities and hobbies. We take the time to try and make a good match so that they can enjoy years of friendship and personal growth together.
This form is for signing up to receive an application for becoming a Little Brother/Little Sister (It is not an official application for our program). The information you provide will be used to send you an official application form and information about Big Brothers Big Sisters.