BBBS’s is now accepting applications. There are many local children eager to be matched with great Bigs!
If you are not familiar with the program, read on for more information:
Big Brothers Big Sisters, a national mentoring program, pairs junior students at Deerfield Academy in 1:1 “matches” with children from the local community. In a typical year, the “Bigs” and “Littles” spend time together here on campus every Friday evening: walking around campus together, eating in the dining hall, playing basketball in the gym, dancing in the dance studio, and throwing footballs and Frisbees around outside. It is a great way to help a child by providing the friendship and guidance of a positive role model, but mostly it is just a lot of fun! Recently with everything else in our lives, we’ve had to make adjustments. Starting last year and continuing at least through December 2021 Bigs and Littles get together on Zoom for 45 minutes every Friday evening where they have found creative ways to have fun and bond in a virtual environment. We will revisit returning to in-person programming in January.
If you are interested in becoming a Big, please complete the following Confidential Volunteer Application Form online by Monday, October 4. Big Brothers Big Sisters will contact you soon after to schedule an interview.
If you would like more information about the program, please contact Jill Ryan at Big Brothers Big Sisters: firstname.lastname@example.org