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Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children ages 6 through 18 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships. We have volunteer programs in communities across the country - including yours.

Community-Based Mentoring

A Few Hours Each Month Can Make a BIG Difference

Community-Based Mentoring is the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters relationship. It's all about one-on-one time spent with the volunteer and the young person doing things they enjoy — a few hours a couple times a month filled with shared interests and activities like:
  • Shooting hoops
  • Playing a board game
  • Sharing a pizza
  • Taking a walk in the park
  • Or just hanging out and talking.
The schedule can be flexible to meet the needs of mentors and young people in different kinds of situations. Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekend or in the evening. Others get together with their Littles after school. There's almost no one so busy that they can't find a way to fit in a few hours a month. Especially when they learn what a difference mentoring makes.

National and state statistics show that children who are mentored are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and peers, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. Students who are successful in school are less likely to drop out, become pregnant, abuse drugs or become involved in criminal activity. The success of children who are mentored is apparent in the following statistics. In a nationwide study, Little Brothers and Little Sisters were:

  • 52% less likely to skip school
  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
  • More likely to get along with their families and peers
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Big Events

31st Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake

WHAT IS BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE?

Bowl For Kids' Sake (BFKS) is the largest fundraising event of the year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester.  This year, with your help, we hope to raise $65,000!  100% raised through this event goes directly to our programs providing one-to-one mentoring for children facing adversity in the Greater Manchester and Greater Concord communities.  

Partnering with with Big Brothers Big Sisters through Bowl For Kids' Sake makes a positive, long-lasting impact on children right here in your community.  Whether you start a team, become a corporate sponsor, or make a donation your efforts ensure that more children can experience having a mentor who will help them achieve greater success in life and to make good choices both now and in the future.  We hope that you will join with us as together we start youth on the path to fulfilling their potential and succeeding in school and life!

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

Start a team on our FirstGiving site or download a team registration form.  Create a bowling teamwith up to 5 other people and then start raising pledges for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester.  Each person is asked to raise at least $50; people that raise over $100 are entered into other raffles for great prizes.   By using social media and/or sending emails to friends, family and colleagues we make it simple to make a difference in the life of a child.

WHAT IF BOWLING ISN'T MY THING BUT HELPING CHILDREN IS?

You can make a donation to someone else's team or start a page yourself and ask people to support you NOT to bowl.  Remember, Bowl For Kids Sake is about having fun to help kids--if bowling isn't your thing, we understand; you can still participate and help children become successful adults!

For more information please contact Katie Orlando at katie@bbbsmanchester.org or 603.669.5365. 

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester
25 Lowell Street, Suite 201 Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: (603) 669-5365 Fax: (603) 645-6577
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