At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & Metrowest, we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children facing adversity through professionally supported, one-on-one mentoring relationships. We carefully match children with the right mentor who is dedicated to seeing them succeed in all that they do.
Once a parent or guardian has contacted us, they will be scheduled for an interview with a member of our staff. During the interview, there will be a short orientation, and we will ask both the parent or guardian and the child questions to get to know him or her better – with the hopes of eventually making the best possible match.
After the interview is complete, we will begin looking for a Big Brother or Big Sister for each child accepted into our program. When we find the right match, we will propose the match to the parent or guardian for approval. Upon approval, we will conduct a match introduction where everyone has the opportunity to meet – and if all goes well, the match will be on its way!
Throughout the life of the match, an assigned Match Support Specialist will check in regularly with the parent or guardian, the child, and their Big. We provide optional group activities throughout the year, such as sporting events and seasonal attractions.
We survey children in our programs when they are initially enrolled, then at each year anniversary.
Social Acceptance and Social Competence Improved or Stayed the Same
Educational Expectations Improved
Parental Trust & Family Connectedness