Could your little one use a Big?
It all starts with the right role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama is the place to start a relationship with one. Since 1982, due in large part to private donations, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match and support mentoring relationships that have changed many lives of young people across West Alabama — 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:
- are more confident
- are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
- do better in school
- get along better with their family and friends
- feel better about themselves (1)
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.
Enrolling a Child
Please contact our office at (205) 758-5734 and sign up for our next Parent Orientation to enroll your child. You will learn more about our programs and what we can do to help your child get one step closer to finding their own Big Brother or Big Sister.
1Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures
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 coordinator.