Studies show that kids who are matched with a Big Brother, Big Sister, Family Match or Couples Match are:
A School-based mentor meets with a child once a week at the child’s school, during the school day. A mentor can help with school work, play games or just listen to things going on in the child’s life. This takes less than one hour and makes a huge difference to a child.
A Community-based mentor typically spends time with a child three to four times each month. The time usually consists of doing whatever activity they both enjoy. It could be playing ball, washing the car, riding bikes, baking cookies, or just spending time together. We encourage volunteers to include the child in their regular activities. There is no charge to the volunteer, the child, or the child’s family.