What does Big Brothers Big Sisters Do?
Since 1903, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. For over 50 years BBBS of Butler County has been defending that potential through evidence based one-to-one mentoring. Over 600 local children each year experience the life changing power of friendship through our site-based and community-based mentoring programs, along with other initiatives. These powerful friendships transform into bright futures in neighborhoods throughout Hamilton, Middletown, Oxford, Fairfield, Liberty, Trenton, Monroe, West Chester, and Ross. Independent research shows that the BBBS model of professionally supported mentorships has a direct, measurable, and lasting impact.
How a Big becomes a Big—and a Little, a Little.
Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through a background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. And we provide full support from the start, so matches can grow into lasting, impactful friendships. The entire matching process is made possible through donations—we can't do what we do best without them!
What are a Big and Little to do?
Each match is unique. Getting together doesn't require a special occasion or expensive activity—just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big already enjoy. For example: Playing catch, Reading books, Going to a museum, and Providing advice and inspiration. Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles in the evenings. Each match develops a schedule that works for them. Sometimes the best place for enjoying activities together is at the child's school. And, the best part is, it can be a great learning experience, in or out of the classroom.
How does this event help Big Brothers Big Sisters?
When you participate in the Run 4 Kids, you have the power to change lives for the better, forever. The money raised from this event allows us to carry out the work of carefully matching children with caring adult mentors and providing ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor and child's family. Today you can Register or Donate to change the life of a child forever!