Life-Changing Friendships

As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters supports life changing friendships between professionally screened adult volunteers (Bigs) & children (Littles).

Join us at the 3rd Annual Helena Chilly Open!

Back by popular demand, on October 27th, Helena’s “Chilly” Open is a fun golf event supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters.  It consists of a 9-hole “super putt-putt” course created on the Green Meadow Country Club’s driving range and features a chili cook-off with some of Helena’s council members. The event is not the place to show off your golf game; it IS the place to wear crazy costumes, try the best chili in town and have fun with friends and family. This year’s theme will be Haunted Halloween!  

Where: Green Meadow Country Club

When: Saturday, October 27th, 11:00am tee time and 1:00pm tee time

Register your team: Call us to reserve your foursome at 406-442-7479 or online at the button below

Save the Date for Bowl for Kids' Sake

January 25, 26, & 27, 2019 at Sleeping Giant Lanes. Call 406-442-7479 for more information

 

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.