Jewish Big Brother and Big Sister Program

All children need supportive, caring adults in their lives. When parents and families need additional support, JCS matches Big Brother or Big Sister mentors with children and teenagers ages 7 to 17. These relationships are mutually rewarding and often develop into lasting friendships.

Jewish adult volunteers provide one-to-one mentoring for Jewish youth from single-parent families and others needing support. Mentors can also be provided to children in families where a family member (sibling or parent) is ill. We provide appropriate matches for children of all levels of observance in the Jewish community.

Our professional staff work closely with parents to understand the specific needs of each child and family in order to match them with the right Big Brother or Big Sister volunteer. Every “Big” is carefully screened and trained to help ensure that match relationships are safe and rewarding.

Studies show that youth who have Big Brothers or Big Sisters are less likely to drop out of school, less likely to become involved with alcohol and other drugs, and more likely to have positive relationships with family members.

If you would like more information about having your child matched with a “Big,” please call 410-466-9200 or use the contact form below. 

Are you a Jewish adult interested in volunteering as a Big? Visit “jcsbalt.org/be-a-big for more information.

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If you are interested in having your child matched with a Jewish Big Brother or Big Sister, please call 410-466-9200 or use our online inquiry form by clicking below.

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