Our community-based program is our most impactful offering and requires the most substantial commitment from mentors. These relationships provide matches the flexibility to coordinate their own schedules and participate in outings and activities they enjoy together. On average, these relationships last more than three years, but many span a lifetime.
As the relationship grows and strengthens, it offers much more than emotional support to children in challenging circumstances. Mentorship also gives Littles the chance to enjoy new experiences, discover new interests, develop new skills and abilities, and gain a greater appreciation for their own potential. Bigs help Littles envision hopeful possibilities for their future and develop the confidence and sense of self-empowerment they need to pursue them.
Community-based mentoring relationships involve one-to-one outings and activities, doing things the Big and Little enjoy together. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them. Bigs and Littles spend 2-4 hours, 2-4 times a month with each other for at least 12 months.