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Having a Mentor Makes a Big Difference
Kids today need mentors more than ever. Single parents are working long hours to make ends meet. In many households, grandparents are the primary caregivers. It can be hard to find time and resources for outside activities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County (BBBSHC) helps ease the burden by matching adult volunteers (“Bigs”) with kids aged 6 to 18 (“Littles”).
Our goal is to help foster positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Typically, Bigs and Littles get together 2 to 4 days per month to enjoy activities such as making art, tossing a football, hiking, playing board games, fishing, bowling, cooking, going to the movies, or riding bikes.
Most volunteers will tell you that the simplest activities are often the most meaningful – taking a walk, talking about the school day, sharing a laugh.
BBBSHC relationships are supervised and supported by a staff of professional case managers along with parents and caregivers.
Our advisory board is made up of local volunteers who believe in our mission to support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
We rely on the generosity of our community to continue this important work. Thank you for all you do!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County
Please call the number below for information about programs, services, and more. You can also click to donate and help support one-to-one mentoring today!
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At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, it is the time from our mentors and the gifts from our donors that come together to transform the lives of children.
Youth in a mentor program are 46 percent less likely to use drugs and 27 percent less likely to use alcohol.