Give your child the gift of a mentor – and a new friend. Our experienced approach to mentoring since 1971 — 40 years has resulted in thousands of lasting relationships and helped change the lives of children across the Danville/Pittsylvania County region.
Throughout the length of your child’s match, we will work closely with you. Your input guides us in making the best match for your child. Not only do you provide information about your child’s interests and needs, but you also approve the selection of your child’s Big Brother or Big Sister. Once the match is made, parents/guardians remain closely involved in several key ways, including approving match outings and providing important input about the Big/Little relationship.
We understand you wouldn’t trust your child with just anyone. That’s why you’ll be glad to know that every Big Brother and Big Sister has had a thorough background check and that every match is regularly reviewed by a professional Match Coordinator.
All children between the ages of 6-14 are eligible for our program. All we ask is that the child want a Big Brother or Big Sister and that you – the parent or guardian – be willing to be involved in monitoring and supporting the relationship.
Our program has a tremendous impact on the children we serve. Independent research shows that, compared to their non-mentored peers, Little Brothers and Little Sisters:
- Are more confident;
- Are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol;
- Stay in school and get better grades;
- Get along better with their family and friends;
- Feel better about themselves;
- Are less likely to use violence to solve problems; and
- Are less likely to get involved with juvenile authorities.
Looking for more information? Contact us at (434) 792-3700 or email us.