Looking for a real way to give back to your community? Wish your daughter had a positive role model she could talk about college with? Ever thought about becoming a mentor or providing your child with a mentor? Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping children realize their potential through professionally supported one-to-one matches since 1904, and we are currently have a high need for male volunteers to be Big Brothers and girls age 7-14 to enroll as Little Sisters. 

National and state statistics show that children who are mentored are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and peers, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. During outings, Bigs and Littles do everyday activities that provide children with the opportunity to discover a world of possibilities for their life. The outings take place 2-4 times a month on your own schedule. You could shoot hoops, play a board game, bake cookies or check out the latest Harry Potter movie. The key is developing a long-term relationship through regular time spent together! 

LITTLE SISTERS: By enrolling your daughter in this program, you will be giving her a Big Sister to look up to, talk to and share new experiences with. They could talk about eating healthy, go to a sporting event, visit a college fair or go for a bike ride. We are in high need of girls in the Evanston/North side area between the ages of 7 and 14. Help your daughter reach her potential and gain confidence — contact Allison Thurman at 312-207-5614 or thurman@bbbschgo.org, or inquire online at www.bbbschgo.org to get her started! 

BIG BROTHERS: We have many Little Brothers in the Evanston/North side area waiting for a mentor, and we need you to match them with! As little as four hours a month could help change his life, through regular outings ranging from a game of catch in the park to a stop at the library to pick out books. Our Little Brothers are looking for friendship and guidance, and they need it from someone like you. Contact Allison Thurman at 312-207-5614 or thurman@bbbschgo.org, or inquire online at www.bbbschgo.org to find out how you can get involved in a boy’s life.