Choosing A Program For Your Child

Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC offers three mentoring programs, each of which offers unique opportunities for your child  to engage with their Big Brother or Sister.:

1) Community-Based Mentoring Program

In t this traditional program, “Bigs”  who are at least 18 years of age, schedule activities with their “Littles” at a minimum of two times each month. Activities should last between 2 and 4 hours.  

This program is our most established and traditional mentoring option—it provides ample latitude for matches to engage in a variety of simple, fun activities that fit their individual interests.

Children who are eligible for a mentor in the community-based program are:

  • From a single parent family or lives with relatives or foster parents
  • Between the ages of 6 and 14
  • Both the child and the parent must be interested in participating

2) Mentors & Matches

In this program, volunteers ages 16 and older are paired with elementary age youth for fun activities one hour each week at the child’s school. Mentors commit for one calendar year.

3) After-School Mentoring

In this program, volunteers ages 16 and older are paired with a young person for fun activities one hour each week at the child’s after-school program site. Volunteers commit for one calendar year.