|WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A MENTOR?
We know you have a lot of questions about what will be expected from you as a “Big”. Being a mentor is a tremendously rewarding experience.
While we know, and our current Bigs know, that being a Big Brother or Big Sister is a phenomenal experience, we want you to know what to expect. Being a Big is not complicated nor time consuming, but it does involve a consistent commitment.
As you consider becoming a Big, be aware that significant life stressors can negatively impact your ability to consistently spend time with your Little for at least 12 months. While none of the events listed below would automatically disqualify you from becoming a Big, we do want to consider them, as they could ultimately affect the quality and length of your match.
|Additional Skills Required:|
|•Meet with your Little Brother or Little Sister consistently (preferably once a week, but at least twice a month).
•Commit to be a mentor to your Little for at least 12 months. (Studies show that children achieve the greatest impacts when they’re matched for at least a year.)
•Dedicate the time with your Little to be just the two of you. (It’s a rare opportunity for a child to have the undivided attention of an adult. That time really makes your Little feel important.)
•Contact your assigned Match Support Specialist (MSS) each month. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Match Support Specialists are there to guide your match-- to answer your questions, offer advice, share match activity ideas, and to keep you and your Little in a safe place.
•Have your own reliable transportation. Your Little would be very disappointed if you missed an activity because you couldn’t find a way to get there.
|In your local community|
Houston, Texas 77074
| Ongoing Project|
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