Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NW PA is an evidence-based mentoring program that helps children realize their potential and build their futures by creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. The program provides adult role models to children ages 6 through 13 years old in Erie and Western Crawford Counties.
How does it work?
Volunteers are matched through common interests in hopes that the volunteer is able to enhance the child's life as well as broaden their horizons. Volunteers are trained to look for teachable moments to develop social, academic, physical skills as well as introduce new hobbies, cultural, recreational, and environmental experiences.
Many of our matches become life-long friends and children that participate in the program often grow up to become mentors themselves.
Who can volunteer?
Anyone over the age of 18 in Erie or Western Crawford County can become a volunteer mentor. The main requirement is a willingness to be a caring, consistent and safe role model with a desire to have a positive impact on a child.
How do you become a volunteer?
Where is Big Brothers Big Sisters available?
The Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program is available in both Erie and Crawford Counties.