TO ENROLL A CHILD CALL: (301) 739-4711

ELIGIBLE LITTLE BROTHERS & SISTERS

  • Children, between the ages of 6-15, are eligible to be matched with a Big and join the Community-Based and Sports Buddies Mentoring Programs
  • Children, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, are eligible to be matched with a Big and join the Site-Based Mentoring Program
  • Children primarily from single-parent families
  • Children who reside in Washington County, MD
  • Children who want to benefit from the influence of a positive adult role model and friend
  • Children whose parent/guardian requests the service

HOW IS A CHILD REFERRED?

  • In the Community-Based and Sports Buddies Mentoring Programs, parent/guardian calls the office to request an application or visits BBBS online
  • In the Site-Based Mentoring Program, Littles are referred by teachers and other school faculty members, with parent/guardian approval, in select schools within Washington County Public Schools (Contact BBBS for an up-to-date list of participating schools.)

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR MY CHILD TO BECOME A LITTLE?

Community- Based Mentoring and Sports Buddies Programs

  • Completion of a brief application
  • Interview with child’s parent/guardian to obtain family history
  • Home visit with child to determine interests and willingness to participate
  • Written recommendation from counselor/therapist, if applicable

Site-Based Mentoring Program

  • Referral received from participating school with parent/guardian’s written permission received
  • Interview with child at school to determine interests and willingness to participate