Training and the Big Experience
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a unique program because it is one of the few, if not the only, mentoring organization out there that offers regular training and support to its matches.  In my role as Program Director it is my responsibility to make sure that we are offering training and support or the right kind and with enough frequency to benefit our matches.  Therefore, in the coming weeks and months Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region will be rolling out trainings for our Bigs and families of Littles that will take place before they are matched.  These trainings will target improving awareness of what is to be expected in the match relationship, coping with and understanding difference, and how to navigate the unexpected ups and downs that happen during the course of the relationship.  It is our goal to improve the experience of everyone involved with the program and generate more long lasting and meaningful relationships for our Bigs, Littles and Families.  Please feel free to provide feedback and ask questions as they come up – we’re here to help make a difference!