Why be a LITTLE?
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 30 years, due in large part to private donations, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of thousands of young people in Central Illinois— one Little at a time.
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
Kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister get along better with their family and friends
Kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
Kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister feel better about themselves
Kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister do better in school
Contact Us to Learn more about our impact
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.
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 coordinator.