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!

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!

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Golf Fore Kids' Sake in Belgrade!

Don't miss the golfing event of the season Friday, September 7th at Belgrade Lakes Golf Club!

To register early, call 592-4616 or email mae@bbbsmidmaine.org

 

 

Join the Rockland Ford CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

and support BBBS of Mid-Maine!

Rockland Ford is teaming up with Bangor Savings Bank for their first Cornhole Tournament on August 26 (rain date September 2nd) at 10 am. to help change kids' lives through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine!  Sign up to be one of 60 teams competing for a $1,000 grand prize! Registration fee is $100 per team.

Plus take your chance at throwing eight bags in a row in the hole for a chance to win a Brand New Ford Focus! 
For more information, visit Rockland Ford's Facebook Event Page or call Gavin or Tyler to register your team at 207-594-4446.

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!