Community Based

Community Based Mentoring Programs

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


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


  • The Big, Little, and his/her Parent/Guardian make a one-year commitment to the match relationship. Mentors and mentees agree to meet a minimum of twice a month 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. Consistency is key to the success of the relationship between a child and their mentor. Children in our program look forward to seeing their “Big” regularly. Spending consistent time together allows for a meaningful and lasting relationship to develop.

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