Enroll a child

Enroll a child

Let’s start something together

Could your little one could use a Big? It all starts with the right role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a relationship with one. For over 45 years, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds young people in Washington County — one Little at a time. A Big Brother or Big Sister will spend time with your child, share hobbies and skills, be a listening ear, a coach, and a friend. Community-Based mentors spend time with a child at least two times per month and School-Based mentors visit once weekly at school during lunchtime.

As a parent, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By being part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you’re starting them down a path to an even brighter, more promising future.

Who is eligible? In order to be enrolled, a child must:

  •  live or attend school in Washington County
  •  be age 6 and in first grade through age 14
  •  live in a single parent home or a two parent home facing adversity

You’ll feel the impact as much as your child.                                                                                                                                                                              A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:

  • are more confident
  • are more likely to avoid use of drugs and alcohol
  • do better in school
  • get along better with their family and friends
  • feel better about themselves

Parents Needed Parents and guardians are not just part of the process, they’re part of the success. You know what’s best for your child. So we’ll need your help from the start, providing information about your child’s strengths and needs, and ultimately approving the Big Brother or Big Sister match. But your role doesn’t end there.  Once the match is made, you remain closely involved in many ways, including approving activities for your child, asking your child about the outings, sharing experiences with BBBS through regular contact with staff and participating in child safety training.

Safety from the start. Your child’s safety is extremely important to us. Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer in our program, and every relationship is closely monitored and supported by a professionally trained Match Support Specialist.

Learn more about mentoring programs here.

Ready to enroll your child? Apply online here.

Have more questions? Get answers here.