Mentoring Under Crisis
Vulnerable children and families are facing increased anxiety, stress, fear, and worry.
The young people we serve are likely to bear the heaviest burdens of trauma and economic fallout.
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ trusted staff and volunteers are on the front lines:
Preventing isolation by maintaining and supporting life-changing mentoring relationships and connections virtually.
Ensuring positive mental health in our youth by administering family wellness check-ins and referrals to community and government services.
Supporting distance learning and cognitive stimulation by facilitating virtual match and relationship-building activities.
Our work could not be more urgent
We are a vital resource for our communities.
Even in the best of times, our mentees (“Littles”) are facing adversity at a higher rate than their peers:
Face more than 4 adverse childhood experiences
Live in single parent household
Have family with mental health problems
Worry a lot
The time for action could not be more urgent
Young people need you more than ever. Your donation will keep kids connected today and into the future.
Should you need assistance or are experiencing issues with our online donation process, please contact us at 1-800-263-9133.