Big Brothers Big Sisters matches Permian Basin children who are ages 5 through 16 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships.
Making the Connection
Matches come together through our two essential programs:
Community-based Mentoring: For about an hour a week, Bigs and Littles meet in their community to share fun activities, stories, and a little bit of themselves.
School-based Mentoring: Bigs and Littles meet once a week in schools, libraries and community centers, to talk and have fun. It’s not about being a tutor - it’s about being a friend.
Learn about other national program initiatives:
How a Big becomes a Big (and a Little a Little)
A lot of things have to happen before we make a match. All our Bigs go through a thorough background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities, and preferences. And we provide full support along the way so that matches can grow into lasting friendships.
What Bigs and Littles Do
Getting together is a great time for both Bigs and Littles. It doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activities; just a few hours every month sharing simple things you already enjoy with a young person. Things like:
Playing a board game
Sharing a pizza
Taking a walk in the park
Simply hanging out and talking
Your Donation will make a Difference
Calls come in every day from parents, teachers and guidance counselors. They know what a difference a mentor can make in a child’s life. Your gift can help make Big magic for children in your local community by:
Helping us to recruit new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers
Ensuring that trained professionals match children to caring and responsible Bigs
Offering one-on-one, ongoing supervision and support for every match
Providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children
And 92.2% of every dollar you give goes directly to making and supporting matches; the remainder covers overall program administration.
Think about a child who has wished for a Big Brother or Big Sister. Someone to have fun with and confide in. Someone to be a mentor. A guide. A friend. Now… think of how your gift could make a difference in that child’s life.