How Does the Big Brother Big Sister Core Program Work?
The CORE program is a community-based mentoring program that matches youths, ages 7 to 14, who have needs appropriate for volunteers intervention and will benefit from a one-to-one friendship with a positive adult. Many relationships between Big and Littles are part of our Core Program.
Community-based mentoring relationships involve one-to-one outings and activities, doing things the Big and Littles enjoy together, like:
Role Models Make an Impact
Studies show that children who have role models are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. Students who are successful in school are less likely to drop out, abuse drugs, or commit crimes.
Bigs must be 16 years or older and commit to a minimum of one year with four hours per month.