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As a parent, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By giving them the opportunity to be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you’re starting them down a path to an even brighter, more promising future.

A Brave Bunch

85% of former Littles surveyed agree their experience influenced their overcoming of adversity or problems.
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Could your little one use a Big?

It all starts with the right role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada is the place to start a relationship with one. For over the last decade, due in large part to private donations, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds of youth in our community — one Little at a time.

You’ll feel the impact as much as your child.
A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:
  • gain confidence
  • are more likely to avoid drugs and alcohol
  • perform better in school
  • get along better with their family and friends

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Parents wanted.
You know what’s best for your child. So we’ll need your help from the start, providing information about your child’s strengths and needs, and ultimately approving the Big Brother or Big Sister match. But your role doesn’t end there.

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Safety from the start.
Your child's safety is extremely important to us. Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer in our program, and every relationship is closely monitored and supported by a professionally trained match support specialist.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada provides low income youth, 6-14 years old in Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley, & Carson City with free one-on-one mentoring relationships. Our mentors are adult volunteers who are screened and provided training in order to be a positive, adult friend; however, they may not have skills to provide tutoring and/or counseling support. We can refer families to different mentoring programs to serve all the needs of our community. Please contact Lead Enrollment Specialist, Karrie Craig, to find out if Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada is the appropriate mentoring program for your child. 

For more information about enrolling a child, please contact Karrie Craig, Lead Enrollment Specialist, at kcraig@bbbsnn.org or (775) 473-4592


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