Meet weekly with a 4th, 5th, or 6th grade student at their local school to develop a supportive friendship and interact in fun games and activities that build healthy communication and leadership skills.
Be a positive role model.
You have what it takes to be a Big
You don’t need any special skills
You can get started now
Your commitment has a powerful impact on the life of a child.
Spend time doing what you enjoy.
You don't have to change your lifestyle to be a Big.
Go to a ball game or kick a soccer ball around. Play on the computer or go to the library. Take a walk in the park or bake cookies.
Include your Little in your regular activities such as exercising, walking the dog, or listening to music.
The emphasis is on friendship and spending time together.
Littles need YOU to be their role model, their caring friend...their Big.
Research shows that being a Big makes a difference.
Research confirms that successful one-to-one matches of one year or more have lasting positive effects on children.
Be a caring role model and help a child reach his or her potential.
You have the support of Jewish Family Service.
We create and support matches that are positive, safe, lasting, and well suited to each child’s needs.
We coordinate fun group activities throughout the year and provide tickets to museums, plays, and sporting events.
Our monthly email newsletter keeps you informed about local kid-friendly events.
We remain in regular contact with you, your Little, and your Little’s family.
You can feel confident that we will help you succeed.