Enroll a Little

Benefits of becoming a Little and process to enroll a Little.

As a parent, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By giving them the opportunity to be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you’re starting them down a path to an even brighter, more promising future.

Could your little one use a Big?
It all starts with the right role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a relationship with one. For over 100 years, due in large part to private donations, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country — one Little at a time.

Children may be enrolled from ages 6-14 but can be served in our program through age 18. You must live in one of these towns to be enrolled with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut:

Ansonia, Bethany, Bethel, Branford, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Derby, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, Monroe, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Haven, Newtown, North Branford, Northford, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Redding, Ridgefield, Seymour, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, West Haven, Weston, Westport, Wilton, Woodbridge

If you live in Connecticut but NOT one of the towns or cities listed above, please contact Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters to enroll your child.

Telephone: (860) 525-5437
Fax: (860) 525-4609
Email: program@nbbbs.org

 

You’ll feel the impact as much as your child.
A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:

  • are more confident
  • are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
  • do better in school
  • get along better with their family and friends
  • feel better about themselves

Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in our program, were:

  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
  • 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
  • 52% less likely to skip school
  • 37% less likely to skip a class
  • 33% less likely to hit someone

If you would like more information about getting a Big for your child, please call our Intake Coordinator, (203) 366-3766, ext. 11.