office@bbbsyorkadams.org

(717) 843-0051

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2019 Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams Counties

 

 

York Office:

227 W. Market St. 

Suite 102 

York, PA 17401

Gettysburg Office:

18 Carlisle St. 

Suite 109 

Gettysburg, PA 17325

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GET INVOLVED

Be a Big: Time Well Spent

 

Just a few hours of your time a month can change a child's life.

Big Eligibility Checklist

  • At least 18 years old

  • Have reliable transportation

  • Three positive references

  • Can commit for at least 1 year

Pr ogram Specifics

  • Meet with your Little Brother/Little Sister 2-4 times a month

  • Spend 2-3 hours together each time you meet

  • Participate in community activities, such as going to the park, visiting the library, or attending local events

  • Go to Big Brothers Big Sisters' events with other matches, including bowling, roller skating, and holiday parties

Enrollment Process

  1. Contact us to receive and fill out application

  2. Background clearances and reference checks

  3. Personal interview with our staff

 

How are matches formed?

  • Interests

  • Personality

  • Location

We spend time getting to know Bigs and Littles and look for things you have in common so that you will have a fun, healthy, and long-lasting friendship.

Supporting the Match

We act as liaisons between Big, Little, and the Little's caregivers and also assist with the following:

  • Support the Big as they form a relationship with their Little and the Little's family​

  • Host monthly events for all matches

  • Promote free/low-cost local activities 

Browse our resources or FAQs to learn more about child safety, working with children, and your role as a mentor.

To start the journey towards becoming a Big and changing the life of a child, fill out our online form, email us at office@bbbsyorkadams.org or call (717) 843-0051.

 

Achieving Success: Enroll a Child

 

Little Eligibility Checklist

  • Between 6 and 13 years old

  • Needs a positive role model

  • Wants to improve confidence and relationships

  • Can commit for at least 1 year

Pr ogram Specifics

  • Meet with your Big Brother/Big Sister 2-4 times a month

  • Spend 2-3 hours together each time you meet

  • Participate in community activities, such as going to the park, visiting the library, or attending local events

  • Go to Big Brothers Big Sisters' events with other matches, including bowling, roller skating, and holiday parties

Impact

  • More confidence

  • More likely to avoid drugs/alcohol

  • Do better in school

  • Get along better with family and friends

How are matches formed?

  • Interests

  • Personality

  • Location

We spend time getting to know Bigs and Littles and look for things you have in common so that you will have a fun, healthy, and long-lasting friendship.

 

Supporting the Match

Working with the caregiver, we help with the following:

  • Support your relationship with your Big

  • Host monthly events for all matches

  • Promote free/low-cost local activities

 

Browse our resources or FAQs to learn more about child safety and your role as a caregiver.

 

If you believe that your child would be a good fit for Big Brothers Big Sisters, fill out our online form, email us at office@bbbsyorkadams.org or call (717) 843-0051.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams Counties does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age; and does not retaliate against persons who file a discrimination complaint or lawsuit, who complain about discrimination; or who participate in a discrimination proceeding, such as being a witness in a complaint investigation or lawsuit.