Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring

  • NY

Address

137 East 2nd Street
New York
NY
10009
United States

About Us

Over a century of experience has taught Big & Littles NYC that mentoring relationships are most effective when they are part of a program that provides comprehensive supportive services. Big & Littles NYC has created an innovative comprehensive service model that, in addition to direct support and training for all mentors, offers free, family systems counseling and skill building/college bound workshops and activities to its youth and their families.


Big & Littles NYC serves children ages 7-17, from low-income, mostly first generation immigrant families. Over 70% of the families we work with are headed by single mothers; 50% of the parents are unemployed or underemployed, and 70% live below the poverty line. Our families come from all neighborhoods in the four larger boroughs, with particular concentrations in the Lower East Side, Brooklyn, Harlem and the South Bronx. Client families identify themselves as 53% Hispanic, 31% African-American, 14% multi-ethnic/bi-racial, 1% Asian, and 1% Caucasian. Services are offered to all families without regard to religion or church affiliation.


The primary goal of our organization is to help children and youth become caring, involved, educated and self-sufficient adults. We achieve this goal by providing one-to-one mentoring augmented by strength-based, family systems counseling and skill building programming.


 Mentoring


Boys and girls, ages 7-17, are carefully matched with a Big Sister or Big Brother who serves as an advisor, role model and adult friend. Matches meet together to do activities such as visiting museums, enjoying a show or ballgame, working together on service projects or spending time together talking and doing homework. This mentoring relationship is the core of Big & Littles NYC.


 Counseling


Using a family systems model, family members work together to identify the root causes of problems and initiate changes within the family as a whole, in support of the mentoring match. Once the Little is matched, CBSBB continues to provide counseling to families in need.


Skill Building


Big & Littles NYC offers a comprehensive set of workshops, activities, one-on-one support and referrals that begin on the first day a youth comes to Big & Littles NYC and ends, hopefully, with college graduation.


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Change a Life. Change Your Life. Become a Mentor! (Volunteer Opportunity)

Change a Life. Change Your Life. Become a Mentor! (Volunteer Opportunity)

Change a Life. Change Your Life. Become a Mentor! (Volunteer Opportunity)

Change a Life. Change Your Life. Become a Mentor! (Volunteer Opportunity)

Change a Life. Change Your Life. Become a Mentor! (Volunteer Opportunity)


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