Our Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Since 1964, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware has been providing caring adult mentors for at-risk youth.
Volunteers serve as friends, mentors and role models, helping children (who are primarily from single-parent homes) gain greater self-confidence. Big Brother and Big Sister Mentors encourage their Little Brother or Sister to realize their potential and see themselves as having happy and successful futures.
Big Brother and Big Sister mentors have influenced the lives of over one million children in thousands of communities across the nation, including those in Delaware. Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies nationwide match adult volunteers and children based on common interests and the child’s specific needs.
Each Big Brother Big Sister relationship is carefully administered and supported by rigorous standards and trained personnel. BBBS staff strives for matches that are not only safe and suited to the child’s needs, but also harmonious and built to last. That’s why we take such care in selecting volunteers, orienting them, and matching them with children. But BBBS staff are more than just matchmakers. We provide ongoing support and supervision to the Big, Little, and the Little’s family. The Volunteer receives training to assist them in developing their relationship with their little brother or sister.