Enroll a Child

Get to know how Big Brothers Big Sisters is
changing lives in Southwest Virginia

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.  Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia generally enrolls children whose ages are 6 through 12.


You know what’s best for your child. So we’ll need your help from the start, providing information about your child’s strengths and needs, and ultimately approving the Big Brother or Big Sister match. But your role doesn’t end there.

Safety from the Start.

Your child's safety is extremely important to us. Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a
thorough background check on every volunteer in our program, and every relationship is closely monitored
and supported by a professionally trained match coordinator.

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*

*Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures

Enroll a Child Now

To enroll your child in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, contact Beth Reedy at 540-345-9604 or breedy@bigslittles.org.

Remember, Big Brothers Big Sister of Southwest Virginia generally enrolls children whose ages are 6 through 12.