GET A BIG
Could your little one use a Big?
As a parent, you recognize your child’s potential better than anyone. By giving your child the opportunity to have a Big, you’re starting them down a path to a more promising future. Studies show that kids matched with a Big feel better about themselves, do better in school, and are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol.
ENROLL YOUR CHILD NOW
It’s easy to enroll. Complete a simple online application form, then our staff will be in touch to walk you through the next steps.
Complete our online form to provide us with general information about you and your child.ces.
Interview with us, so we can get to know you and your child to help us make the best possible match.
Meet your Big, who will have passed a rigorous background check to ensure your child’s safety.
See how a Big, with the professional support of our staff, can give your child something special.
Click the button below to complete the inquiry form, and a staff member will contact you about the next steps in the process. If you have questions about the process, please email our main office in Santa Fe, call 505-983-8360, or contact the office in your region directly.
CHANGE YOUR CHILD’S LIFE
It all starts with the right role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters is where you can help change lives one Little at a time.
For over 100 years, due in large part to private donations, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match, and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country—one Little at a time.
YOU HAVE A MAJOR ROLE TO PLAY
You know, better than anyone, what’s best for your child. So we’ll need your help from the start.
You’ll provide us with information about your child’s strengths and needs, and ultimately approve the Big Brother or Big Sister match. But your role doesn’t end there. You’ll be involved every step of the way.
FAMILIES AS PARTNERS
When it comes to the future of our children and the well-being of our communities, we’re all in this together. So it should come as no surprise that we need the parents and guardians of Littles to be involved every step of the way, starting with the initial match.
- Help us get to know your child.
- Approve selection of your child’s Big.
- Approve activities and outings.
- Discuss match activities with your child.
Provide feedback to staff about the match.
Report to staff on your child’s progress.
Participate in child safety training.
Discuss safety training with your child.
SAFETY FROM THE START
Your child’s safety is extremely important to us. Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer in our program, and every relationship is closely monitored and supported by a professionally trained match coordinator.
Making the best possible match between Little and Big is critical to the growth and development of a child. But before we begin the matching process, we start by thoroughly screening potential Bigs. Big Brothers Big Sisters National Standards of Excellence require each volunteer to complete an extensive screening process.
Big Brothers Big Sisters also provides child safety tips to you and your child, and we welcome your questions and feedback. Throughout the life of the match, our professional staff will be in ongoing communication with you, your child, and your child’s Big. It’s the best way to build a strong relationship that will have the greatest impact on your child’s future success.