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SUPPORT OUR WORK
Committed, screened, vetted, and well-trained volunteers drive our work. We generally have 25-35 kids waiting to be matched and our rigorous screening process is designed to ensure our number one priority: their safety.
$2,028 PER YEAR SUPPORTS ONE BIG including recruitment, screening and background checks, training, and match support.
$460 PER YEAR SUPPORTS ONE LITTLE
$460 PER YEAR SUPPORTS ONE PARENT/GUARDIAN
$2,948 PER YEAR SUPPORTS ONE MATCH
“We strive to positively impact the lives of the most vulnerable youth so they may have a supportive and safe environment. In awarding Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine our Annual $25K for Kids grant, we aim to ensure that no kids are left waiting for a “Big”. We’re proud to fund this effort to ensure that every kid who seeks to form a caring and meaningful connection with an adult has the opportunity to do so,”
-Steven Closson, MainStreet Foundation President & Former CEO of Androscoggin Bank.
EVERY GIFT DEFENDS POTENTIAL
|46%||less likely to experiment with drugs|
|52%||less likely to skip school|
|59%||more likely to get better grades|
Partnerships & Foundations
NEWS AND EVENTS
FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2023
Our Annual BIDS FOR KIDS auction helps us raise money for children and youth in both Cumberland and York Counties. Hosted each spring, in one capacity or another; in-person, online, or even via Zoom, to celebrate the great work provided through this program. This work would not be possible without each of our partners within this community!
NEWS AND EVENTS
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...
On January 1, 2023, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine (BBBSSM) launched our biggest and most ambitious campaign yet in an effort to recruit more mentors in Southern Maine, especially men. 60 Bigs in 60 Days will be instrumental in...