QUESTIONS + aNSWERS
Once a Big and Little are matched, a Program Specialist from the agency will be in regular contact with you, your child and their Big to provide assistance and give feedback. Any time you are unsure about what to do or how to handle a situation, you will have a Program Specialist there to help. They’ll help the match with ideas for activities, guidance for handling possible difficult situations, and connection to other resources in times of need.
In the Community Based Program, they will meet two to four times a month for a few hours at a time. Together, they decide what activities they want to do (with your consent).
In the School Based Program, matches meet about an hour each week during the school year.
In the Community Based Program, matches have the freedom to decide what activities they will do together based on common interests. Big Brothers Big Sisters often provides tickets and activities from our community partners such as sporting or community events.
In the School Based Program, matches meet at the school and usually have access to the library, gym, playground, board games, but often, they enjoy spending time together during lunch.
Your child’s safety is extremely important to us. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer in our program and every match is closely monitored and supported by a professionally-trained Program Specialist.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters program is fully funded by our generous donors. It does not cost our Littles, families or volunteers anything to enroll. However, you are welcome to help your child’s Big pay for particular activities they might do together.