It starts with a Little

For nearly 40 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine has been changing children's lives by matching them with caring adults to guide them on a path to success.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine

Start Something BIG today!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine provides children in Androscoggin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Somerset and Waldo Counties facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. 

You can make a difference in the life of a child today. Become a donor, mentor, partner or advocate and Start Something Big!

 

Learn More About Becoming a Big:

Attend a FREE Informational Session this Fall! Click HERE to get started!

 

 

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2018

Don't miss the last 2018 Bowl for Kids' Sake in Penobscot. And there's still time to support a team or bowler in any region. CLICK HERE TO GET ROLLING!

Join Our Team!

We are looking for the right person to lead our school-based mentoring programs in our Penobscot and Waldo communities. Application deadline is Sept. 24. Click here for more information:

 School-Based Manager PC 2018 ad 9.12.18

 

How does Big Brothers Big Sisters help Kasaius?

Matching

When Big Brothers Big Sisters works to match a Little with a Big, we take into account the needs, personality, interests, and goals of both the child and the adult volunteer. We introduce the Little and his or her family to the Big slowly and make sure everyone is fully committed to the match before it is made official. Little Brother Kasaius is outgoing and up for anything, so he needed a Big who was creative and had a variety of interests.

Relationship Management

Children like Kasaius get the most out of their one-to-one relationship with their Big when the Big, the parent or guardian, and the child talk openly with their Match Support Specialist. Working as part of the team helping the child succeed, the Match Support Specialist can help identify problems, brainstorm solutions, and connect the family with essential services.

Activities

When Kasaius’ Big Brother saw the email from BBBS saying that there were spots open in a free acting class, he jumped at the chance to take Kasaius. BBBS affiliates across the country provide activities for Bigs and Littles and also alert Bigs to opportunities in the community. This enables Bigs to get to know other Bigs, who might be experiencing similar things and who might have great suggestions for more new activities.

Screening and Training

Child safety is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ highest priority. To achieve the highest standards possible, we work constantly to review and strengthen our background check systems as new best practices in the industry emerge. We also make sure our Bigs and our staff have the training and resources they need to help Littles on their path to success.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine Earns Quality Award

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s Nationwide Leadership Council has recognized Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine  with a 2017 Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Quality Award. The award recognizes team leadership and quality community programming.  We are one of only 28 agencies nationally to receive this recognition!