Give your child the gift of a mentor – and a new friend


When people think of mentoring programs, they think of Big Brothers Big Sisters. As an established youth organization for more than 45 years locally, we’ve worked to develop youth mentoring programs that work. Our experienced approach to recruiting, screening, matching, and supporting our mentoring relationships has resulted in thousands of lasting relationships and helped changed the lives of young people.

Our Impact

A study on the Big Brothers Big Sisters youth organization found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:

Are more confident
Are more likely to avoid drugs and alcohol
Do better in school
Get along better with family and friends
Feel better about themselves

Parent/Guardians are our partners

We will work closely with you because your input is important. Not only do you provide information about your child’s strengths and needs, but you approve the selection of the Big Brother or Big Sister. Once the match is made, parent/guardians remain closely involved in several key ways.

Your child’s safety is very important to us

Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer applicant in our mentoring programs and every match is regularly reviewed and supported by a professionally trained staff member.

Enroll your child

If your child is between the ages of 6 and 18 and resides in the Southern Lake Michigan Region, give us a call or fill out the form below. One of our staff members will contact you to discuss additional eligibility requirements for service, and if your child is eligible, will discuss the next steps in the enrollment process.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (574) 232-9958 or (269) 684-1100.