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.