Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston

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  • Phone:  281 292-4155    
  • Fax: 281 362-9660    
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  • 1600 Lake Front Circle
  • Suite 201
  • The Woodlands,   TX   77380
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Who are Bigs & Littles?

Bigs and Littles, and their families, are from all walks of life and are as diverse as all of America.  What all Littles have in common is the desire for someone to have fun with – someone to make memories with.  What all Bigs have in common is a willingness to share some fun with a young person.

 

What does it mean to be a Mentor (a Big)? It sounds very serious!

A mentoring relationship is a positive friendship between a caring adult and a child. There’s no special qualification needed – all you need is the willingness to share some fun with a young person. Our research shows that many Bigs believe they get as much, or more, out of their experience as their Little does!

 

What is the benefit of being a Little?

 First of all, it’s fun!  Youth development experts agree that, in addition to their parents, children need other supportive, caring adults in their lives.  Little Brothers and Little Sisters are given that advantage by having a friend there just for them – their Big.  Through their friendship with a Big Brother or Big Sister, Littles often discover a whole new world of experiences, opportunity and potential.  Big Brothers Big Sisters believes any child who needs or wants a mentor should have one.

 

What do Bigs & Littles do?

Bigs and Littles do simple things together, like play sports, see movies, cook, review schoolwork, visit museums, wash the car, take walks, volunteer in the community or just hang out together and talk. It’s the friendship that develops while doing these everyday activities that makes the difference.

 

There are three primary ways to get involved with BBBS. Each program varies slightly in the amount of time Bigs spend with Littles:

 

Community-based Program

The Community-based Program matches area youth with volunteer mentors from throughout the Houston community. Bigs meet with their Littles at least two times a month for three to four hours per visit. Bigs and Littles choose what they will do for each visit. Activities are limited only to your imagination!

 

School-based Program

The School-based Program consists of partnerships between area elementary and middle schools and community minded companies, service groups and high school students. BBBS creates an opportunity for volunteer Bigs to visit students at their school or childcare facility, where the Bigs provide friendship and academic support. Volunteers meet with their Littles, one-on-one, one-hour each week, during school hours or after school, for the duration of the school year. Matches may work on school projects, eat lunch together, talk, and much more!

 

School-Based Plus Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters has expanded the School-Based mentoring program to include not only mentoring once a week during regular school hours, but also allow weekend or after school visits.  This program enables the Big to pick up the Little to attend special events, sporting events, movies or just spend more unstructured time together on weekends or during the summer months when school is not in session.
Who are Bigs & Littles?

Bigs and Littles, and their families, are from all walks of life and are as diverse as all of America.  What all Littles have in common is the desire for someone to have fun with – someone to make memories with.  What all Bigs have in common is a willingness to share some fun with a young person.

 

What does it mean to be a Mentor (a Big)? It sounds very serious!

A mentoring relationship is a positive friendship between a caring adult and a child. There’s no special qualification needed – all you need is the willingness to share some fun with a young person. Our research shows that many Bigs believe they get as much, or more, out of their experience as their Little does!

 

What is the benefit of being a Little?

 First of all, it’s fun!  Youth development experts agree that, in addition to their parents, children need other supportive, caring adults in their lives.  Little Brothers and Little Sisters are given that advantage by having a friend there just for them – their Big.  Through their friendship with a Big Brother or Big Sister, Littles often discover a whole new world of experiences, opportunity and potential.  Big Brothers Big Sisters believes any child who needs or wants a mentor should have one.

 

What do Bigs & Littles do?

Bigs and Littles do simple things together, like play sports, see movies, cook, review schoolwork, visit museums, wash the car, take walks, volunteer in the community or just hang out together and talk. It’s the friendship that develops while doing these everyday activities that makes the difference.

 

There are three primary ways to get involved with BBBS. Each program varies slightly in the amount of time Bigs spend with Littles:

 

Community-based Program

The Community-based Program matches area youth with volunteer mentors from throughout the Houston community. Bigs meet with their Littles at least two times a month for three to four hours per visit. Bigs and Littles choose what they will do for each visit. Activities are limited only to your imagination!

 

School-based Program

The School-based Program consists of partnerships between area elementary and middle schools and community minded companies, service groups and high school students. BBBS creates an opportunity for volunteer Bigs to visit students at their school or childcare facility, where the Bigs provide friendship and academic support. Volunteers meet with their Littles, one-on-one, one-hour each week, during school hours or after school, for the duration of the school year. Matches may work on school projects, eat lunch together, talk, and much more!

 

School-Based Plus Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters has expanded the School-Based mentoring program to include not only mentoring once a week during regular school hours, but also allow weekend or after school visits.  This program enables the Big to pick up the Little to attend special events, sporting events, movies or just spend more unstructured time together on weekends or during the summer months when school is not in session.
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