THANK YOU for being a BIG and for all of your hard work. Every day, Bigs everywhere, are making a difference in their Littles lives. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a variety of resources so that you may become the best mentor possible. In addition to always having access to your Case Manager or Match Support Specialist, our organization provides training on different topics that may impact the relationship between a Big, a Little and the Little's family.
Below are some resources we hope you find helpful!
10 IMPORTANT FEATURES OF SUCCESSFUL MENTORS: IN A PUBLIC/PRIVATE VENTURES STUDY OF BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, MENTORS WHO TOOK THESE APPROACHES WERE THE ONES ABLE TO BUILD A FRIENDSHIP AND DEVELOP TRUST. THEY WERE THE MENTORS WHO WERE ULTIMATELY ABLE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF YOUTH. THIS TEXT HAS BEEN ADAPTED FROM THE RESULTS OF THE P/PV STUDY.
Match Activity Booklet! Click Here for a ton of fun Ideas that you can do with your Little!
BIGS TRAINING MANUAL: THIS MANUAL HAS TIPS FOR ALMOST EVERY SPECIAL SITUATION INCLUDING COMMUNICATION ISSUES, SCHOOL ISSUES, CONNECTING WITH CHILDREN WITH INCARCERATED PARENTS, TIPS FOR TEENAGERS AND MUCH MORE!
Setting Limits & Saying "No": Is your Little frequently asking you to spend money or doesn't want to leave at the end of an activity? We have some great tips on how to set BOUNDARIES and how to say no!
Activities for each week of the year! Thank you to our friends in PA for these great ideas. Take them and apply them in your community!