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Be A BigCould your Little One use a Big?

As a parent, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By giving them the opportunity to be a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you’re starting them down a path to an even brighter, more promising future. Since 1967, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of thousands of young people — 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

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Be A BigParents Wanted

You know what’s best for your child. So we need your help from the start. You will be the one to provide information about your child’s strengths and needs, and ultimately approve the Big Brother or Big Sister match. But your role doesn’t end there.

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.

Ready to enroll your child? All of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff mentoring programs are FREE of charge.

If your child meets one or all of these requirements they may be eligible for mentoring services:

For Little Sisters:

  • Girls must be between the ages of 6-15.
  • The family must plan to live in Flagstaff for a minimum of one year.
  • The girl may either come from a single-parent home (male or female) or a two-parent home
  • The family must complete an application for the child and return it either in person or by mail to our office.
  • The family must attend an orientation and in-home interview conducted by Big Brothers Big Sisters staff.

For Little Brothers:

  • Boys must be between the ages of 7-15.
  • The family must plan to live in Flagstaff for a minimum of one year.
  • The boy must be from a single-parent home with a female head of household. If there is an adult male living in the home the boy can be matched with a Big Sister if they are 12 years or younger.
  • The family must complete an application for the child and return it either in person or by mail to our office.
  • The family must attend an orientation and in-home interview conducted by Big Brothers Big Sisters staff.

CLICK HERE for the Child Enrollment Form

For more information about enrolling a child, please contact any staff member at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff by calling, (928)774-0649.

Together, We Can Start Something BIG
Parents and guardians are not just part of the process, they’re part of the success.

 

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Families as Partners

When it comes to the future of our children and the well-being of our communities, we’re all in this together. So it should come as no surprise that we need the parents and guardians of Littles to be involved every step of the way, starting with the initial match.
Not only will you provide information about your child’s strengths and needs, but you’ll also approve the selection of the Big Brother or Big Sister. Once the match is made, you remain closely involved in many ways, including:

  • Approving activities and outings for your child and their Big
  • Asking your child questions about those outings, and sharing what you learn with the agency staff
  • Reporting your child’s progress and milestones to the agency on a regular basis (Big Brothers Big Sisters will contact you, but we welcome your feedback any time)

Safety First

The safety of your child is your highest priority. It’s no different at Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Child Safety

Big Brothers Big Sisters National Standards of Excellence require each volunteer to complete an extensive screening process that includes:

  • An in-person interview
  • An orientation and training process that outlines the individualized needs of your child and provides information and resources on how to encourage your child's development

An essential step to enrolling a child in our programs is attending a Parent/Child Orientation. These orientations are held in your home during the Child/Parent Interview, and usually last about a half hour. This will give us a chance to tell you about our program, provide information on child safety, and to provide any referrals if requested. The entire Interview/Orientation process typically takes 1½-2 hours. Please plan for this.

 

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Parent/Child Orientation and In-Home Interview

An essential step to enrolling a child in our programs is attending a Parent/Child Orientation. These orientations are held in your home during the Child/Parent Interview, and usually last about a half hour. This will give us a chance to tell you about our program, provide information on child safety, and to provide any referrals if requested. The entire Interview/Orientation process typically takes 1 ½-2 hours. Please plan for more time if you are enrolling more than one child at a time.


Child Enrollment Form

Please complete all the fields with the parent or legal guardian’s contact information and submit the request below. A representative from the agency will contact you to begin the enrollment process shortly.

Home Phone
Cell Phone
Work Phone
Two Parent
One Parent Female
One Parent Male
Other Relative
Grandparents
Sibling Guardian
Two Parent Not Married
Two Mothers
Two Fathers
Foster Home
Group Home
Institution
Other/Unknown
/ /
Male
Female
/ /
Male
Female
/ /
Male
Female
Mother
Father
Grandparent
Custodial Adult
Other
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