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The Big Siblings one-on-one mentoring program through Big Brother Big Sister of Massachusetts Bay is offered to children in first through fifth grade. Children are matched with a Brandeis student who shares common activities and quality time together ranging from playing sports, doing homework, or attending special events at Brandeis for a mutually decided time of one hour a week. This program has expanded to include a partnership with Sibling Connections, an organization that seeks to reunite biological siblings separated by the foster care system.
Big Siblings aims to promote positive youth development, connection, and community building through 1:1 mentorship.
Population Served: Waltham elementary school students, age 7-11
Community Partners: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts; Stanley and Plympton Elementary Schools
- Transportation: Walking and Brandeis Waltham Shuttle
How to Participate:
- Email us and meet with us to express interest;
- Complete the necessary forms and training (e.g., CORI form, AVT);
- Connect with Alexi (match specialist) for an interview
Volunteer Time Commitment: 1 hour per week with a minimum commitment of three semesters being matched, two of which need to be consecutive.