We’re heading into spring thinking of all the fun things that await us in summer! At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’re always looking for ideas on how Bigs and Littles can take full advantage of summer around the Sioux Falls area.
Being a Big is incredibly rewarding - no doubt about that! Once you’ve gotten settled into a good routine with your Little, bonding is very fun and you have the opportunity to get to know a unique kid in your community! Good things are better when they’re shared, right?
Have you thought about sharing the Big life with your friends? Here’s how.
Set it Up Right
The first thing most people think when they hear, “become a mentor” is probably, “WAIT! I can’t be a mentor, I’m not a perfect person!” and the first thing you should probably tell your would-be-Big-bud is, “you don’t have to be perfect!”.
It’s important to emphasize that being a Big is about being a positive influence, not being a perfect influence.
Talk About How Easy It Is
The next “mental roadblock” that lots of potential Bigs run into is the question of, what will I do with my Little?
The easy answer, of course, is whatever you’d like! As you probably know, you don’t need to spend a ton of money to hang out with your Little. Emphasize the fact that you can find lots of ways to hang out with your Little that are both fun and low-cost!
Here are a few ideas to get you started on your “this is a lot easier than you’d think” conversation:
Lay it Out
We’re guessing that what they’ll say after you share everything above is, “what do I need to do to sign up?”
That part’s really easy.
All you need to do is point them to our online application, or share this page with them so they can have an idea of how easy it is to get all signed up! Then, we’ll take it from there.
You’ve heard about Big Brothers Big Sisters, and maybe even know someone who is involved in the program as a Big or Little. But have you ever considered getting involved yourself?
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Sioux Empire is always looking for more mentors. Not sure what’s all involved with becoming a Big?
We’re explaining the application process, and giving you five reasons to become a Big this year!
Are you already planning to don a great hat and watch the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4?
Skip the living room couch and join us instead at the Sioux Falls Convention Center for the 6th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Kentucky Derby Gala!