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Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things you’ll ever do. You’ll have the opportunity to help shape a child’s life and future for the better by empowering him/her to achieve success. And the best part is, you’ll have fun doing it.
You and your “Little” will share the kinds of activities you already enjoy, like playing sports, hiking, reading books, eating pizza, going to a movie…you name it. You will also be there to offer support, inspiration and advice. There’s no doubt that whatever you do you’ll enjoy it more with your Little Brother or Little Sister by your side.
Are you ready to get started? Are you ready to change a child’s life for the better? Excellent! Just fill out the online application and we’ll follow up with you to explain the process and arrange for an in-person interview. Don’t wait another day to be a part of positive change in the world. #LiveBIG today.
Mentor2.0 is our technology-enriched 1-to-1 youth mentoring program that helps local high school students prepare for college and a career. Students attend weekly mentor2.0 curriculum-focused classes to learn about self-advocacy, critical thinking and goal-setting, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters offer support using online communications during the week, and through in-person meetings once a month at the high school. These interactions and the mentor2.0 curriculum help students aspire to attend college, navigate the college experience and build the necessary skills that lead to success.
Mentor2.0 Volunteer Requirements:
- At least 21 years of age
- At least 2 years of college or proven professional experience
- Have a desire to help a high school student reach college and achiever his/her career goals
If you are interested in mentoring a high school student from their freshmen to senior year, please click here.
Bigs and Littles spend 2-3 hours together, 2-3 times each month, having fun in and around Tucson. You might play catch in the park, attend a UofA basketball game, or go out to eat. You and your Little Brother or Little Sister will share activities that you both enjoy, or try new things together. Plan your outings whenever it’s convenient for you!
Being a Big is all about sharing enjoyable experiences with a child in need. It doesn’t take a lot of time or money, or any special skills. All you need is a willingness to be a friend to a child who needs a positive role model. Bigs consistently tell us that they “get back more than they give,” and having a Big changes a child’s life for the better, forever!
Community Mentor Requirements:
- At least 18 years of age
- Graduated high school or have obtained a GED
- Own a car
- Current car insurance
Bigs in Blue is our 1-to-1 mentoring program that connects youth and local law enforcement professionals. Bigs in Blue helps build relationships and trust, as well as strong bonds between law enforcement and the families they serve. It takes just a few hours a month to positively impact the life of a child- and a community – forever. Learn more and apply to volunteer today.