About Big Brothers Big Sisters

"I am the proud mother of a very beautiful, bright, intelligent 18-year-old daughter, who has been in the program since she was 8. Her wonderful, loving Big Sister has been an incredible part of her life, actively encouraging, mentoring and challenging our daughter in many ways over the past ten years. As our daughter graduates from high school and starts a 4-year nursing degree in the fall we wanted Youth Services to know how important this relationship is and will continue to be"

—Mother of a ‘Little Sister’

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Windham County, a program of Youth Services, is dedicated to providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that can change their lives for the better, forever.

A Big Brother/Big Sister is essentially a caring friend and companion to a child living under difficult circumstances who is between the age of 6 and 15; someone a child can hang out with, get to know, and have fun with. Research proves that children enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs resulted in:

  • higher aspirations
  • avoidance of illegal drugs or alcohol
  • greater confidence
  • better relationships

Big Brothers Big Sisters has three different mentoring opportunities to fit our volunteer’s schedules and interests:

  • Site-Based mentoring. Meeting with your Little during school recess or lunch hour one day a week, excluding school vacations.
  • Community-Based mentoring. Meeting with your Little on evenings or weekends out in the community.
  • Site-Based Plus. Meeting with your Little once a week at their school with the added option of getting together in the community on weekends, school breaks and summer vacation.

 

Fill out this on-line inquiry form to become a Big