Resources for parents
FAMILIES AS PARTNERS
BBBSCI partners with you in helping your child reach his or her full potential. Research shows that children need three or more adults (outside of their parents) to help them build character and make good choices. A Big can be one of those adults - another caring person in your child's life who offers nurturing friendship and support.
Not only will you provide information about your child’s strengths and needs, but you’ll also approve the selection of the Big, Big Couple, and Big Friend. 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)
Participating in training on child safety offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, and communicating with your child about the training he or she receives.
To enroll your child and see a full list of eligibility requirements click here.
Please see below for a list resources that we hope can be of assistance to you and your family. If you have any specific needs or questions, please reach out to us so we can connect you with the appropriate referral: Karen Schenk, Youth Enrollment Specialist, [email protected] or 317-472-3744.