The Role of the Parent/Guardian
When it comes to the future of our children and the well-being of our communities, we are all in this together. So it should come as no surprise that we need the parents and guardians of the Littles in our program to be involved every step of the way, starting with the initial match.
Not only will you provide information about your child’s strengths and needs, but you will also approve the selection of the Big Brother or Big Sister. Once the match is made, you remain closely involved in many ways that will include:
- Approving activities and outings for your child and their Big
- Asking your child questions about those outings, and sharing what you learn with the Agency staff
- Reporting your child’s progress and milestones to the Agency on a regular basis (Big Brothers Big Sisters will contact you, but we welcome your feedback any time)
- Participating in training on child safety offered by the Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, and communicating with your child about the training he or she receives