What does Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona do?
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona’s mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. In 2019, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona will support 1,600 mentoring relationships in Maricopa County. Research has proven that we impact children by improving sense of self and future, improving relationships, improving attitudes towards school and academic performance, and helping kids avoid delinquent behavior.
How does golfing help Big Brothers Big Sisters?
When you participate in Tee Up for Kids, you have the power to change lives for the better, forever. We depend on the money raised from Tee Up For Kids to carry out the work of carefully matching children with caring adult mentors and providing ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor and child's family. Today you can Register or Donate to our efforts to change the life of a child forever!
How a Big becomes a Big—and a Little, a Little.
Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through a background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. And we provide full support from the start, so matches can grow into lasting, impactful friendships. The entire matching process is made possible through donations—we can't do what we do best without them!
What are a Big and Little to do?
Each match is unique. Getting together doesn't require a special occasion or expensive activity—just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big already enjoy. For example: Playing catch Reading books Going to a museum Providing advice and inspiration Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles in the evenings. Each match develops a schedule that works for them. Sometimes the best place for enjoying activities together is at the child's school. And, the best part is, it can be a great learning experience, in or out of the classroom. Find out about becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister by visiting our website.