Community-Based Mentoring Program
Our community-based program matches youth aged 6 to 12 years old with volunteer mentors from 42 cities and towns in Central Massachusetts and Metrowest. Our Match Support Specialists match volunteer Bigs with Littles based on a variety of factors, such as interests, family history, location and personalities. Our Match Support Specialists formally introduce each Big with their Little and afterwards each match is required to schedule their own planned visits. Each match in our community meets 3 to 4 times per month and each match lasts at least 1 year. A few favorite activities that matches enjoy are going to the library, going to a local park, attending a sporting event, or grabbing a bite to eat. Each match is professionally supported by a Match Support Specialist to insure each party is happy and safe. These check-ins happen once per month for the first year of the match. Matches are eligible to stay involved in our program until the Little graduates from high school.
Girls C.H.O.I.C.E. - Community-Based Mentoring Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters has partnered with the YWCA to provide middle school and high school girls a volunteer mentor. Girls C.H.O.I.C.E. is a program founded and designed by five professional women who had a vision to empower young, at-risk girls to become self-sufficient through their own educational pursuits, and mature into self-assured and independent young adults. We match children from the Girls C.H.O.I.C.E. program with our community Bigs. We currently serve 5 middle school and high school aged girls from Girls C.H.O.I.C.E.