By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community, we are working towards our shared goal of helping every child achieve success.

We know that kids who have a Big do better in school, are less likely to use drugs & alcohol and have more positive relationships.  To ensure the best outcomes for our Littles, our job is to provide ongoing supervision & support for all our “Matches”.  This sets us apart from other mentoring programs.

In addition to the BBBS  training (online & in-person) you have already participated in, we recommend the following resources – which are appropriate for Parents and Guardians, as well as Bigs.

Relationship Building

Building Relationships: Download A Guide for New Mentors Pages from Building Relationships a Guide for new mentors




THE COMMON CORE is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. More than 45 states, including Delaware have adopted the Common Core Standards.  Understanding the Common Core standards for your student’s grade level, can help you provide hands-on assistance with schoolwork.

– The Delaware PTA has very helpful grade-level guides to the Common Core, which are perfect for helping Parents and Mentors! be a part of their student’s success.  You may view and download the Guides (for FREE) at  

Additional helpful information can be found at: “Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards” at for specific information for helping students at each grade level.


Mentoring Young People Who Have Experienced Trauma

Trauma can change a child’s mind, but a Big’s everyday gestures can help them heal.  Understanding trauma and how traumatic events can affect young people is essential for Bigs who are working to clear the path to a child’s best possible future.

Intro to Becoming a Trauma-Informed Big – 2018


Navigating the Holiday Season & Gift Giving

Download Gift Giving Guidelines Here


Child Safety Is Our Highest Priority

In Delaware, any adult who suspects child abuse or neglect is mandated by law to report their suspicions. The Child Abuse Hotline Number is 800-292-9582. 

Click here to download basic guidelines regarding reporting suspected Child Abuse or Neglect.  Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting

To access online training on Delaware’s mandatory reporting, visit the Office of the Child Advocate’s Online Training System HERE

Call your BBBS Case Manager with any questions or concerns.