Give your child the gift of a mentor- and a new friend!
When people think of mentoring, they think of Big Brothers Big Sisters. That’s because for more than 100 years, we’ve worked to develop a youth mentoring program that works. Our experienced approach to recruiting, screening, matching and supporting our mentoring relationships has resulted in thousands of lasting relationships, and helped change the lives of young people across the country.
Kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:
- Are more confident
- Are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
- Do better in school
- Get along better with their family and friends
- Feel better about themselves. 1
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Parents are our Partners
We’ll work closely with you; your input is important. Not only do you provide information about your child’s strengths and needs, but you approve the selection of the Big Brother or Big Sister. Once the match is made, parents remain closely involved in several key ways.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer and every match is regularly reviewed by a professional Match Support Specialist.
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Looking for more information? Review answers to commonly asked questions in our FAQs.
1 Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures
How to Enroll Your Child
The easiest and fastest way to get started is to complete our convenient online application. After you complete a short form online, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you. If you do not have an email address or regular access to a computer, feel free to print the Child Application and send it to: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Seacoast, 4 Greenleaf Woods Drive #201, Portsmouth, NH 03801.
For questions about the enrollment process, email Jolene Felix or call (603) 430-1140 x 18
Parent/ Caregiver Guides
School/ Site Based Program Parent/ Caregiver Guide
Community Based Program Parent/ Caregiver Guide
Curious About Your Responsibilities?
In our Community Based Program Parent/ Caregiver Guideer to keep each child safe, we do require that parents and children become active participants in this process. You can find a copy of the parent and child agreements below: