Community-Based Mentoring Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Richland County offers a Community-based match program to area children and youth. Community or traditional matches are designed to offer a one-to-one relationship that can change the life of a child for the better, forever.
A Big Brother or Big Sister is:
At least 18 years of age and employed, retired or a college student.
Someone who spends 2 or more hours per week with the child for at least one year.
An individual adult or a committed couple working as a team
A Little Brother or Little Sister is:
A child from 6-13 years of age
From a home with one or more parents absent due to deployment, incarceration, or separation
Bigs and Littles do a variety of activities during their time together such as swimming, movies, shopping, woodworking, horseback riding, painting, gardening, bowling, etc.
School-Based Mentoring Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a School-based mentoring program in partnership with East Richland Schools in Richland County Illinois. The program is designed to offer mentoring relationships to students in the area schools during the school day.
Mentors are retired, employed, or students (High school or college)
Someone who spends 1 hour per week with the child at the school for at least one year
Students and their mentors do a variety of activities during their time together such as play outside, work on school work, read together, play board games and draw or create together.