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Enrollment Criteria

Big Brothers Big Sisters in Lubbock

The child resides within the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock Service area as defined by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

  • Bailey, Borden, Cochran, Crosby, Cottle, Dawson, Dickens, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Kent, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry, Yoakum

A child must be 6 to 15 years old to enroll in our program. Matched youth in the program can remain enrolled until their 18th birthday or they graduate high school.

Both the child and parent must be open to forming a relationship with the volunteer, if the child is from a family with shared custody, both parents must agree to the child’s participation in the program.

The parent and child must maintain consistent communication with the agency and the volunteer (Big Brother/Big Sister).

The parent and child must follow agency rules, procedures, and guidelines at all times.

* BBBS has the right to deny or terminate program participation of a volunteer or child at any time if deemed necessary.

Parents will participate in the program in a variety ways including:

Asking your child questions about those outings, and sharing what you learn with the agency staff

Approving activities and outings for your child and their mentor

Reporting your child’s progress and milestones to the agency on a regular basis (Big Brothers Big Sisters will contact you, but we welcome your feedback any time

Participating in training on child safety offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, and communicating with your child about the training he or she receives

Youth Mentoring in Action—Having a Conversation and Laughing

A study found the impact of children matched with a Big Brother/Big Sister includes:

Bear greater confidence

Are more likely to stay away from drugs and alcohol

Possess higher aspirations

Build durable, healthy relationships

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