Enroll a Child

Could your little one use a Big?

It all starts with the right role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a relationship with one.

You'll feel the impact as much as your child.

A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:

  • are more confident
  • are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
  • do better in school
  • get along better with their family and friends
  • feel better about themselves

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 program manager.

Child Eligibility

Does one or more of the following describe your child?

  • Culturally and/or economically disadvantaged
  • Exhibits poor social skills
  • Has few friends his/her own age
  • Lacks adequate support and attention from a stable adult
  • Underachieves in school
  • Is overly dependent
  • Has older siblings who have had significant problems with social or community adjustment
  • Is insecure with and does not trust adults
  • Has poor self-concept

To enroll as a Little Brother or Little Sister, the child must:

  • Be between the ages of six (6) and thirteen (13)
  • Reside in the county in which he/she is applying (Jackson, Jennings, or Scott)
  • Want to participate in the program and be willing to cooperate fully with guidelines of the agency and staff
  • Have a parent that wants him/her in the program and is willing to cooperate fully with guidelines of the agency and staff
  • Be appropriate to work one-on-one with a volunteer. Children in need of more intensive help will be referred to other services.
  • Not live in conditions that would jeopardize the safety of a volunteer.