Who can be a Little or Big?
Littles are children between the ages of 5 and 15. Littles are typically looking for a mentor or a caring, adult figure in their life to spend time with. A Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Couple gives a child an additional friend in his/her life. Bigs are carefully screened volunteers from the community who spend time each week with their Littles.
Community-Based matches do things together throughout the community, like visiting the library or museum, skating at the park, going out to eat, or simply hanging out.
Site-Based matches meet at a designated location like an elementary school or after school program and play games, read books, draw pictures, or do other activities available at the site.
Enroll or Refer a Child
We accept referrals from teachers, social workers, therapists, guidance counselors, and other professionals.
However, enrollment in our program requires approval and participation by a child's parent or legal guardian. All parents must want their children to be in our program, and all children must want a mentor.
Once a youth referral has been received by our agency, our staff will contact the child’s parent or legal guardian to determine if this is the right program for their child and determine if their child meets program eligibility criteria.
Request an Application
Due to the exceptional need in our community, Enrolling a Child requires pre-screening to assure need.
If you are a counselor, teacher, social worker or parent who would like to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region
to consider a young person for enrollment please e-mail the Executive Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org