THEY HAVE THE POTENTIAL
TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Enroll a child.
EMPOWER THEIR POTENTIAL
In a world of causes, we make a difference by creating professionally supported, one-to-one matches for young people who want to realize their full potential.
Here are the basic steps to enroll a child.
CREATING FRIENDSHIPS, CHANGING FUTURES
In the Community-Based program, Bigs meet with their Littles (ages 5-18) for 4-10 hours per month and share low-cost or no-cost activities together in the community. The time Big/Little matches spend together is flexible to the needs of the Big, Little and family. Matches enjoy activities like visits to the park, museums and plays, crafting and baking, hiking and bike riding. An 18 month commitment is required for Bigs, as well as a valid driver’s license and car insurance. Being a Community-Based Big is about sharing simple, magical, everyday moments with a child in the community.
School-Based Bigs meet at their Little’s school for 30-60 minutes per week for an 18 month commitment. Youth in this program are in grades K-12. Activities shared may consist of reading together, playing board games, doing school projects or conversation during lunch. Meeting with a Little at their school further instills the importance of an education while also creating a long-lasting friendship. Both of these outcomes help a child go far in life.
READ TO SUCCEED
For children grades K-3, the School-Based or Community-Based match is considered Read to Succeed if Big and Little agree to spend half of their time together engaging in activities that specifically promote literacy. This includes reading to each other, journaling, story writing, playing educational games and activities, and researching interesting topics online together. The time commitment is the same.