Spending time together out in the local community is primarily how Bigs and Littles develop their relationship. After all, to change a child’s perspective of the world, it helps to spend some time out in it.
Many relationships between Bigs and Littles fall under our Community-Based programs. These are one-to-one outings and activities, doing things they enjoy together, like:
- Taking a walk in the park
- Going to museum
- Inspiring each other
- Listening to music
- Hanging out and talking
Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles in the evenings. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them.
Role models make an impact
National and local studies show that children who have role models are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. Students who are successful in school are less likely to drop out, abuse drugs or commit crimes. In fact, the success of children enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters was proven in a nationwide randomized study.
Think About It.
A Child could use a friend like you! It’s easier than you think. Can you spare an hour a week? We can find you a Little Brother or Little Sister. You don’t have to change your life to change a child’s. Do what you always do and include a child. Be yourself and have fun. Feel like a kid again.
Contact Kirsten Boll at 608-325-7855 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our Community Based Mentoring and our School-Based Mentoring programs.