Mentoring for Military Children
MISSION: change children’s lives
Sometimes the best thing a child can have is a friend. An adult to look up to, speak with on a personal level and confide in, and who can help with everyday things. Big Brothers Big Sisters is on a mission to inspire children’s passions and encourage them to achieve success in life.
Operation Bigs focuses on providing mentors for children in military families. Mentoring isn’t parenting. Bigs can’t fill those shoes, and definitely not those boots. Bigs are just here as a little extra support. Bigs who mentor children from military families come from various backgrounds and can be military (active or retired) or civilian volunteers.
Just as we do with all of our matches, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully matches Bigs and Littles for long-term, one-to-one friendships. We also provide support for the mentors, children and families throughout the life of the match. The safety and well-being of all Littles comes first. We take time to match the right Bigs and Littles together. And there is more than one way for them to meet, providing flexibility for the matches.