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IT'S TIME FOR THE BIG DRAFT

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Together with the NFL Inspire Change Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas is kicking off the BIG Draft to recruit the next class of life-changing mentors.

IT'S TIME TO GET OFF THE SIDELINES AND GET IN THE GAME

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You’ve got what it takes, and we want you on our team.

There are two ways for you to earn a spot: Become a Big OR Recruit New Bigs!

BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO NOT SHOW UP BIG, CHECK OUT THESE COMMON MENTORING MYTHS

Are you ready to make a BIG impact and have a blast while doing it? If you're thinking about becoming a BBBSCA mentor, we know you probably have a few questions. But don't worry, we're here to debunk some of the most common myths about youth mentoring and show you how much fun being a Big can be! So let's dive in and find out if you're ready to join our team of amazing mentors.

  • I’m Too Young to Be a Mentor
    Age shouldn’t stop you from joining mentoring programs. Being a Big is all about providing support, encouragement, and a positive influence. Even someone in their early 20s can help keep their Little on the right path. In fact, while older adults have the advantage of experience, young mentors may feel like a more relatable presence children can confide in.
  • I Need to Have Mentorship Experience
    If you haven’t had or been a Big, you might wonder if you’re right for a mentoring program. Just because you haven’t seen a mentor in action doesn’t mean you can’t contribute valuable insights and experiences. Simply imagining the role model you wished you had as a child could be the inspiration you need to be a motivating mentor.
  • It’s a Full-Time Job
    Many people worry that they don’t have enough time to devote to a Little. However, mentorship is fairly flexible and can be molded to fit into just about anyone’s lifestyle. Just a few hours a couple times a month can be enough to make a difference in a child’s life. Your Little can join you in tasks and activities like cooking, gardening, sports, and hobbies.
  • Mentors Should Be Successful
    The idea that mentors need to be well-established and successful is common, but untrue. No mentor is expected to be perfect. Kids need real, down-to-earth role models who can help them establish goals and feel confident in themselves. The only accomplishments required are consistency and dependability.
  • I Need to Save My Little
    While it’s common to assume a Big needs to be a hero, mentoring programs don’t expect you to fix every problem. In reality, being a savior isn’t the goal at all. Mentoring relationships go two ways. Your Little will positively impact you as much as you impact them. You’re teaching them to make positive choices in life, and in turn, they will offer a fresh perspective and challenge your way of thinking. Anyone can make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a Big. When you’re ready, volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Arkansas.

Become A BIG.

By signing up to become a Big, attending an info session and completing the intake paperwork, you will get matched with a child in the Central Arkansas area & will receive access to the location of the exclusive BIG Draft party.

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Recruit New BIGS.

Anyone who recruits a new Big will be entered into a drawing for 3 FREE tickets to the exclusive BIG Draft party. 

** Potential Big must attend an info session and complete the intake paperwork. 

BIG DRAFT = BIG PERKS

By signing up to become a Big and completing the process, you will gain access to the location of our exclusive Big Draft Party scheduled for April 2023. 

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Big-time results for over 50 years

of Littles improved or maintained their scholastic competence.

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of Littles improved or maintained their educational expectations.

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of Littles improved or maintained parental trust.

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