Enroll a Child

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

Could your child use a role model?

It all starts with the right role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a meaningful mentoring relationship. For over 40 years, 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 thousands of young people in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

 

Parents/Guardians

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.


Safety

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. 


You’ll feel the impact as much as your child.

A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that children matched with a mentor:

✓ 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*

*Tierney, 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