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Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico offers two basic programs.

Community Based Program:
The community based program is the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters program that matches children ages 6-14 with caring, adult mentors.

  • Children simply want and need an extra person in their lives.
  • Independent research shows kids who are matched with mentors are more likely to succeed in life.
  • Commitment is between five and eight hours per month.
  • There are kids from all over the Albuquerque Metro Area - including Rio Rancho, Valencia, and the East Mountains.

Mentor2.0
Mentor2.0 is a reengineered version Big Brothers Big Sisters evidence-based mentoring model that aims to ensure high school students have a significantly increased chance of graduating high school while being prepared for college and careers. This program uses technology for much of the interaction between mentor and mentee, reducing the in-person time commitment to once every four to six weeks.

You should consider volunteering for mentor2.0, if:

  • You have a college degree, advanced licensure, and/or significant business experience that you can share with a high school student.
  • You have limited in-person time available, but still want to mentor a high school student. 
  • You have access to the internet on a weekly basis for about 30-45 minutes and are willing to attend events for about two hours at the student's high school every four to six weeks (about three times per semester).

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Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing. So why not apply to be a Big today? There are kids out there ready to get started. Are you?

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