PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY FOR YOUTH

Children can be enrolled by their parent/guardian or through schools, churches, youth service agencies and other community providers. The Guidance Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program serves children and youth ages 6-16 who are permanent residents of Jefferson, Elk and McKean Counties. Youth exposed to some environmental (community, family, school) or individual risk factors that might make growing up a little harder, and who could receive the most benefit from having an extra positive adult role model in their lives are given first consideration.

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PROCESS FOR ENROLLING YOUTH

Potential Littles, along with their families, are screened to ensure that our mentoring programs are the best fit for the Littles needs.  Intake process for a child includes completion of an in-home interview with the child and his/her parent/guardian to determine eligibility, needs, interests, and abilities. The child is then either matched or placed on a waiting list until a suitable mentor is identified.

Step 1

Inquiring about being a little

Step 2

Orientation to Big Brothers Big Sisters programs

Step 3

Completing the application

Step 4

Providing collateral information

Step 5

Interviewing with us

Step 6

Participating in Pre-Match Training