Parents as Partners
Parents and guardians are an integral part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters match at every step of the process. Not only will you provide information about your child’s strengths and needs, but you’ll also approve the selection of the Big Brother or Big Sister.
Once the match is made, parents remain closely involved in several key ways, including:
- Asking your child questions about the match meetings, and reporting any concerns to the agency staff,
- Participating in training on child safety offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, and communicating with your child about the training he or she receives.
In the community-based program, parents also:
- Approve match activities and support their child’s involvement,
- Regularly report back to the agency about their child’s progress and milestones in the match relationship – Big Brothers Big Sisters will contact you regularly, but we welcome your feedback at any time.
For more information, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters.