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.

Defenders of Potential 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine's mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth in Androscoggin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Somerset, and Waldo Counties

We help 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 become a Defender of Potential! 

 

BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE 2019!

One more chance to Bowl for Kid's Sake in 2019! Our last major fundraising event comes to Penobscot County November 7, 9 and 14 in Bangor and Brewer! LEARN MORE HERE!

Gather your teams now and REGISTER TODAY!

 

We're Hiring!

Are you a nonprofit development professional who is passionate about igniting the power and promise of youth through mentoring?

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine (BBBSMM) is seeking a Development Manager for the Midcoast and Penobscot counties, responsible for the overall success of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine’s special events and grants. LEARN MORE HERE!

 

Make a BIG Resolution in 2019!

Become a Big Brother or Big Sister! It doesn't take a lot of your time to make a big impact! #TheBigResolution 

Learn How You Can Start Your Resolution in 2019!

 

 

Littles Are Waiting for Bigs!

Become a Defender of Potential by volunteering as a Big Brother or Big Sister in our community based mentoring programs! It only takes a few hours a week to help change the life of a child. Learn how Richard Behr and his Little Brother Jaxen have both benefited from their 4-year relationship together. Watch the interview on WABI TV     

Learn more about Littles waiting for caring mentors by following "Waiting Wednesday" posts on our Facebook Page every week!  


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!