Could your child use a Big?
It all starts with the right role models and Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a relationship with one. For over 33 years, we have been able to recruit, screen, match, and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of young people throughout Northwest Florida — one Little at a time. To start the enrollment process, click the button below to find your local office and fill out the enrollment application.
You know what’s best for your child. So we’ll need your help from the start, providing information about your child’s strengths and needs, and ultimately approving the Big Brother or Big Sister match. But your role doesn’t end there.
Child enrollment consists of an application and an interview process. Children must meet the following criteria in order to be enrolled:
• Live in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, or Bay County
• We enroll children from kindergarten through the eighth grade
• Want to spend time with a Big Brother or Big Sister
• Agree to a minimum of a one-year commitment
Safety from the Start
Your child's safety is extremely important to us. Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer in our program, and every relationship is closely monitored and supported by a professionally trained Match Specialist.
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*
*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