Articles Categorized: Mentoring

2024 Big of the Year – Molly Hardman

Molly (Big) and Adriana (Little) have been matched since February 10, 2015. Molly has been a constant presence in Adriana’s life and they have truly grown up together, being just 25 and 9 years old when they first met. They...

2024 Match of the Year – Andrew & Jalen

Andrew (Big) and Jalen (Little) have been matched since July 6, 2017. They have always loved keeping active on outings and have tried lots of different things like salt-water fishing, skiing, catching frogs, flying kites, playing basketball, going mini-golfing and...

In the Spotlight: Patrick & Maddox

Patrick (Big) and Maddox (Little) have been matched for nearly a year, with their match anniversary coming up on December 22nd. You may have met them at the Pickleball for Potential tournament in November – they came to play together...

Local Spotlight: J.P. Guillerault

Big Brothers Big Sisters was and is such an important part of our lives. To this day, the experience my son JP had has left an impression. This article ran today in the Saco Bay News. I share this with...

A Lifelong Friendship

Back in 2006, Jessy was just 8 years old and new to Maine. She had recently moved from New York and was missing her family and friends. Her mother thought that she might benefit from a mentoring relationship, so they...

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Resources Text/Call 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Did you know that your Program Manager can connect you with learning opportunities to help you build your skillset in navigating mental health in youth? Reach out to them...

BBBS of Southern Maine Honored with 2021 Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Quality Award

The agency is recognized for outstanding team leadership in providing one-to-one mentoring programming for local youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine (BBBSSM) has been recognized as a 2021 Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) Quality Award Winner....

January is National Mentoring Month

This year, make a resolution to give back in your community! This National Mentoring Month, sign up to become a Big, and mentor a young person in Southern Maine. Important Dates: January 6 - I Am a Mentor Day January...

FAMILIES AS PARTNERS

Parents and guardians are not just part of the process, they're part of the success. We believe, like you, that every child can benefit from having another positive role model in their life. Data shows that children in our programs...

For Students Ages 7-17

It’s All About You! It starts with the right role model- a friend in your corner that supports you in this ever-changing world. Are you interested in meeting with someone who you can shoot ideas off, go on adventures with...

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