Non-Profit Organization in Westbrook & Portland, ME
It all starts with the right role models. Any child can benefit from a positive mentor and typically kids in our program can use a little extra support for a variety of reasons.
Children may come from single parent/guardian homes, need some help with school work, or are struggling with self-esteem. Because mentoring is linked to improved academic, social, and economic prospects, any young person who needs a mentor should have one.
We are here to help make that happen.
Studies show that mentoring works.
less likely to begin using drugs
less likely to begin using alcohol
less likely to skip school
less likely to hit someone
ANOTHER BIG SUCCESS STORY
written by Tom, former Little Brother
I was one of the lucky ones when I was 11 years old. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine found a Big Brother for me. My father had problems and was really no longer around. My Big Brother, Skip, along with my mother, he was the most important adult in my life. He was a positive adult role model, a mentor and most of all a friend. I'm 25 years old now. I graduated from Clark University and have traveled all around the world with Seeds of Peace and other programs. I'm in AmeriCorps now and working with kids in an after-school program. Some of them remind me of where I came from. I know firsthand how important Big Brothers Big Sisters is and what it can mean to a kid in need.