Community-Based Mentoring is our signature program. It is the nation's premier evidence-based, one-to-one mentoring model which matches girls (Little Sisters) between the ages of 7-15 with professionally trained and supported women mentors (Big Sisters). Community-Based Big Sisters must be 20 years of age or older.
Through the friendships created in our program, girls feel understood, supported, and encouraged to seek new experiences and opportunities. Big and Little Sisters choose when, where and what they do together, which helps them to build a bond based on shared interests. Many matches take advantage of Big Sister sponsored events, although sometimes activities are as simple as sharing a laugh, spending time together and trying something new.
As a way to promote the health of each match, Big Sister's staff check-in monthly with girls, their families and mentors to provide information, advice, encouragement and activity ideas. This check-in also provides an opportunity for Big Sisters to express any concerns or share any triumphs relating to their Little Sister.