ENROLL A CHILD TODAY!
Could your little one use a Big?
As a parent or caregiver, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By giving your child the opportunity to be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County, you’re starting them down a path to an even brighter, more promising future. Since 1966, we’ve recruited, screened, matched, and supported mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of thousands of young people in our community. Join us!
After enrolling in our Community-Based Mentoring Program, Bigs and Littles are thoughtfully matched based on geography (within a 20-minute drive), preferences (gender, race, age, etc.), and shared interests. Once the Match is approved by Big, Little, and parent/caregiver, introductions are made and we’re off!
Matches get together 2-4 times a month for a few hours. Bigs schedule outings directly with Littles and their parent/caregiver, and are responsible for picking up and transporting their Little. Activities vary based on the interests of the Bigs and Littles, so whether it’s frisbee at the park, paint night and ice cream, or a picnic hike, each Match can define what “quality time” looks like for them. Visit our Programs page to learn more.
You’ll feel the impact as much as your child.
A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that 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