- What is a "Little Brother" or "Little Sister"?
- Why should I enroll my child as a Little?
- What are the requirements for being a Little?
- Is there a charge to be a Little?
- How do I enroll a Little into the Big Brothers Big Sisters program?
- I don't live in Fond du Lac County - is there a program near me?
What is a "Little Brother" or "Little Sister"?
A "Little" is what BBBS refers to the children enrolled in the mentoring programs. Little Brothers and Little Sisters are children at least 6 and no more than 14 years old at the time of inquiry. They must have an identifiable the need for guidance, friendship and the positive attention of another adult. Littles usually live in one-parent family situations as the result of death, divorce, desertion or disability and reside in Fond du Lac County. Children may also come from two-parent families under special circumstances.
Why should I enroll my child as a Little?
Children who enroll in Big Brothers Big Sisters can benefit from having another consistent adult who can be a friend, role model and guide who will help a Little succeed in life. Studies have shown that a child who has a one-to-one mentor will be more likely to succeed in school, say no to drugs and alcohol and will get along better with their families and peers. Mentoring can also help a child improve in self confidence, self esteem, and competence and become contributing community members.
What are the requirements for being a Little?
A Little must live in Fond du Lac County and be at least 6 and not more than 14 at inquiry. A parent, guardian, teacher, school counselor, social worker or an adult friend can refer a child to become a Little, but parental permission is required for a child to be accepted into the program.
Is there a charge to be a Little?
No. There is no charge to enroll as a Little. Bigs are encouraged to do free or low cost activities, and are not required to spend large sum amounts of money on activities. The Fond du Lac County Big Brothers Big Sisters offers monthly events that offer great opportunities to spend time together. Check out our event calendar and see what's coming up this month!
How do I enroll a Little into the Big Brothers Big Sisters program?
Enrolling a Little requires the individual who is referring the child to complete a Child Inquiry Form. Go to the Enrollment Info page to find out more, or call the agency at 920-922-8200 to begin the process of finding your child a Big Brother or Big Sister.
I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t live in Fond du Lac County Ã¢â‚¬â€œ is there a program near me?
Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are located throughout America, including in surrounding counties and the entire state of Wisconsin. To find an agency location near you, please visit the national web site at www.bbbs.org.