Could your Little one use a Big?

It all starts with the right role models – and Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a relationship with one. We’ve been able to recruit, screen, match and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of thousands of young people across McHenry County – one Little at a time.

As a parent, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By giving them the opportunity to be a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you’re starting them down a path to an even brighter, more promising future.

You’ll feel the impact as much as your child.

A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:

  • Are more confident
  • Are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
  • Do better in school
  • Get along better with their family and friends
  • Feel better about themselves 1

Could your Little one use a Big? Let’s Get Started:

Step 1


Submit your name and contact information to our Staff. Enter your zip code below to find your local BBBS office.

Step 2


Fill out a child enrollment application.

Step 3


A BBBS Staff member will schedule an in-home interview with the parent/guardian and the child to better match the child with a Big.

Step 4


BBBS Staff members search carefully for the perfect Big for your child.

Step 5


When we think we have found the perfect match for your family, we will contact you to see if you think it’s a good fit.

1Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures