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Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Southern Maine

Who We Are

BBBS of Southern Maine provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. 

What We Do

BBBS of Southern Maine makes and supports 1-to-1 matches between children, age 7-17, and an adult or high school volunteer who acts as a mentor to provide friendship, support, and guidance. 

PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

A community-based match is one where the mentor, known as a "BIG," spends time with his or her mentee, known as a "Little," engaged in community activities. The commitment is 7-10 hours a month for at least 12 months.

A site-based match is when a High School or Adult Big is matched to an elementary age child. The match meets once a week for one hour at the Little's school or afterschool program. Matches only meet when school is in session. The volunteer obligation is 12 months or more.

IMPACT of BBBS MENTORING

After just 18 months with a BBBS Mentor, children have greater confidence, better relationships with friends and family and higher aspirations for their future. The are more engaged in school and avoid choosing risky behavior. 

 

Brought to you by

United Way of York County

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