Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships for youth, ages 7 to 17, throughout Cumberland and York Counties.
Children and teens are matched with a carefully screened, trained, and committed volunteer mentor (Big), whose purpose is to assist their mentee (Little) in recognizing and achieving their biggest potential.
We offer two types of programming, Community-Based and Site-Based Mentoring. They each have slightly different requirements and expectations. Both entail a one-year commitment from the time you are matched, but most of our matches go well beyond that one-year mark.
By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community, BBBSSM is accountable for each enrolled child achieving educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships.