Littles are youth, at least 7 years old, who can benefit from having an additional positive adult role model. The reason behind a match is that a parent or guardian believes that a child could benefit from the presence of an additional caring adult in their life. The parent or guardian gives permission for their child to participate.
- Be between the ages of 7 and 15
- Want to have a Big and participate in the program
- Answer safety questions appropriately
- Be physically, emotionally, and mentally able to participate
- Have the ability to form a relationship
Parents & Guardians are not just part of the process, they are part of the success.
When it comes to the future of our children and the well-being of our communities, we are all in this together. It should be no surprise that we need parents and guardians of Littles to be involved every step of the way, starting with the initial match.
Not only will parents and guardians provide information about their child's strengths and needs but they will also approve the selection of the Big for their child. Once the match is made, parents and guardians remain closely involved in many ways, including: