Get A Big
Our mentoring relationships were made for this moment. Bigs and Littles can apply, interview, and train virtually. Our Bigs are helping guide our Littles through the challenging days we are facing. We know that mentors are solid rocks in a time of anxiety and uncertainty. It is critical that everyone stays informed about the coronavirus COVID-19 and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.
Become A Little
As a parent or guardian, you know the potential your child possesses, but do they? Youth don’t always recognize their own potential: however, through the example of the “Big” Mentors in our programs, Littles can start to ignite their potential.
Providing your child with an additional mentor is an easy way to help supplement their development and growth. With your support, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah will be able to create and maintain the best possible match for your child. To continue to place them on the path to success, enroll your child today!
Learn More About One-to-One Mentoring
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah matches kids between the ages of 6 and 16 with trusted mentors in order to build a brighter future for the kids and our community. It is our vision that all youth achieve their full potential. To realize this vision, we make it our mission to build and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the biggest possible futures for the youth in Utah. So long as there is a need for additional mentors, we will continue to value meaningful relationships and activities that engage, connect and support children here in Utah.
By providing your child with a mentor, their chances of success increase significantly. Of the 1,001 kids enrolled in our programs, 82 percent live in poverty, and another 47 percent come from a single-parent household. When young adults who face opportunity gaps have a mentor on their side, they are 55 percent more likely to enroll in college. In terms of academics overall, mentored youth maintain better attitudes about school, have better attendance and are more likely to pursue higher education. These mentorships not only help kids prepare for college and their careers but also help them with all relationships.
Reported Improved or Maintained Educational Aspirations
Reported Increased Social Competence
How To Become A Little
Read through the online orientation to understand the program and your commitment.
Fill out the online application. After we have received your online form, we will contact you.
Complete Interview at Your Home.
We will call you to schedule a time to meet with you and your child at your home. We will have you fill out additional paperwork and surveys and will talk to you and your child to determine if this program is going to be the right fit for your child. The questions we ask will also help us to understand what type of Big will be the best fit for your child.
Complete Your Child’s Personal Safety Training.
Child safety is our number one priority. Your enroller will assign you the online safety training to understand how you can keep kids safe.
Because we are looking for the best fit volunteer to work with your child it may take more than 6 months for us to find a Big for you. When we find a great Big for you and your child, we will contact you to see if you think its a great fit.
Meet Your Big.
We will set up a time to to introduce you and your child to their Big. We will review rules and expecations to help make the match rewarding for everyone. Typically, we do this at your home.