Community Based

Community Based Mentoring Programs

  • Our Community-Based Mentoring Program makes professionally supported 1-to-1 matches matches between a child facing adversity (Little) and a caring adult mentor (Big), positively impacting the lives of families across Long Island.


  • All volunteer mentors are interviewed, screened and trained, and BBBSLI provides every match with a professional program team member to monitor the relationship during its entirety.


  • The Big, Little, and his/her Parent/Guardian make a one-year commitment to the match relationship with a minimum of meeting twice a month with their mentee for 2-4 hours enjoying low to no-cost activities.

1-to-1 Match

An adult volunteer from the community is matched with a child who, due to family or environmental factors, could significantly benefit from the additional support and guidance a mentor provides throughout the duration of the match. By spending consistent time together, a meaningful growth and development for the child.

Sibling Support Program

Our Sibling Support Program is part of the Community-Based Mentoring Program specifically focused on matching siblings of the special needs child with a volunteer mentor. Mentors can provide the additional support and individualized attention a sibling may be seeking by providing consistent positive role modeling.

Role models make an impact

National and local studies show that children who have role models are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. Students who are successful in school are less likely to drop out, abuse drugs or commit crimes.

BB Brian Mangan & LB Brian at Golf Lessons
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island