Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte. Little Moments. Big Magic. Welcome!!. Matching children with adult volunteers since 1904 Largest national network of mentoring organizations serving children, families, and communities 480 affiliates nationally and
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Little Moments. Big Magic.
Successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to better schools, brighter futures and stronger community for all.
Helping children in need reach their full potential through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable impact.
Enrollment and Match Specialist (EMS): Your EMS will guide you through the enrollment process and help make the best match possible for your child
Match Support Specialist (MSS): Your MSS will contact you and your child’s Big on a regular basis to make sure that the match is going as smoothly as possible
Community-based: For as little as 2-4 times a month, Bigs and Littles meet in their community to share fun activities and a little bit of themselves.
School-based: Bigs and Littles meet once a week in schools, libraries and community centers, to talk and have fun. It’s not about being a tutor--it’s about being a friend!
Amachi: Amachi, a Nigerian word of hope from the Ibo people means “who knows but what God has brought us through this child.” This program connects children who have a parent in prison with caring mentors from all walks of life.
Research shows that our mentoring works. Kids with a Big Brother or Big Sister show real differences in their personal and academic lives. In Greater Charlotte:
In order to be eligible to become a Little Brother or Little Sister in our community-based program, the child must:
“Adam why can’t you be more like your sister? She and her Big get along so well. I just don’t think you are trying hard enough.”
“Jada, it really disappoints me that you failed this math test. Until you can bring your grades up, I don’t want you spending time with your Big Sister.”
“Hi Shana! Sorry we’re late. I’m just so busy today. Do you think you could take Darius’ younger brother Michael along too this time?”
“Hey Mom! I had so much fun today with my Big Brother! We rode on his new motorcycle all around town! I know you don’t like for me to do stuff like that but I figured it would be okay since my Big was with me.”
“Look Mom! My Big Brother gave me a new X-Box and this awesome bike for my birthday! And he says he has more presents for me next time!”
Bigs are required to meet with their Little 2-4 times a month and do things like:
Children’s safety is our #1 priority. While our staff carefully screens each volunteer, we need your help to make sure the relationship is healthy and the volunteer is making good judgments about your child’s safety on outings.
Big Brothers Big Sisters staff members are required to report any suspected abuse or neglect of a child. Our staff and volunteers are trained to respond if a child tells them about abuse.
If you have any further questions or would like more information on violence prevention, please don’t hesitate to ask our staff for additional resources.
If at any time you suspect that your child is being harmed, please contact your MSS for support.
Bigs and Littles work with a Match Support Specialist (MSS) from their BBBS agency. Your MSS is the main link between you, your child, the Big Brother or Big Sister, and the agency.
Our goal is for the match to be as successful as possible for everyone! To help make this happen, your MSS will be in touch with you, your child, and your Big on a regular basis.
We hope you found this training to be informative. Please feel free to write down any questions you have, and discuss with your Enrollment and Match Specialist during your interview.
Thank you. We look forward to working with
you and your child!