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Many relationships between Bigs and Littles fall under our Community-Based programs. These are one-to-one outings and activities, doing things they enjoy together, like:

  1. Taking a walk in the park
  2. Going to museum
  3. Inspiring each other
  4. Listening to music
  5. Hanging out and talking

Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles in the evenings. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them.


for littles & parents

It’s a big step for your little one. But we assure you it’s the right one. By enrolling your child with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, you give them a chance to see their unlimited potential and develop into even more responsible, successful, well-rounded individuals. 

Littles:

  • Ages 6-18
  • We give priority to families who, live in poverty, have recently immigrated, or have a single, deployed, children being raised by grandparents, foster or have an incarcerated parent. We also give precedence to children and youth that have been abused, neglected, or involved with the juvenile justice courts. 
  • Youth are typically in need of friendship, guidance, and self enrichment.

Requirements – Littles/Parents Must:

  • Be available to provide their Match Support Specialist with monthly updates

for bigs

Anyone can be a mentor. It is about starting a consistent friendship and inspiring positive change to empower children to believe they can achieve what they never dreamed possible. You can simply incorporate your Little into your everyday life: play sports together, picnic in the park, take your dog for a hike or go to the beach. Being a Big will be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things you do, while also being a force of change in our community. And the best part is, it’s a lot of fun! 

Bigs:

  • Ages 18+
  • Come from a variety of backgrounds, careers, education levels, cultures, marital statuses, etc.
  • Carefully interviewed by staff and trained by the agency
  • Have the desire to become a friend to a child in need of friendship - not a tutor, substitute parent, counselor, babysitter, or disciplinarian

Requirements – Bigs Must:

  • Have a clean driving record
  • Pass an annual background check as required by law
  • Take their Little on a minimum two outings per month for a few hours at a time - we encourage low-cost outings, like going to the beach or taking a hike.  
  • Be available to provide their Match Support Specialist with monthly updates