YOU DON'T HAVE TO CREATE POTENTIAL, YOU JUST HAVE TO DEFEND IT.
WAYS TO BE A BIG
ELIGIBILITY & QUALIFICATIONS
• Live in Flathead or Missoula County • Complete the enrollment process • Commit to consistent mentorship with your Little • Have reliable transportation • Follow program guidelines • Communicate monthly with program staff
To be considered for the Community-Based (CB) Program you must be at least 18 years of age. Bigs are asked to commit at least one year of consistent mentorship with their Little. CB matches have fun going to the movies, fishing, eating lunch, crafting art projects, and participating in our agency planned activities and celebrations. Bigs meet their Littles 2-3 hours each week (or 8-12 hours a month). The Big is responsible for creating a meaningful activity and making arrangements with the parent/guardian to pick-up or meet the Little at a specified location.
CENTER FOR RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
Bigs work with youth who are participating in this youth court diversion program. The Bigs meet for 1 hour each week at the CRYJ site in Kalispell. Bigs mentor the Little as they progress through this program, which has a duration of three months. Once the youth completes the program, there are a number of possibilities for continued mentoring.
You are required to be at least 17 years of age. In school-based or “Lunch Pail Pals" program, visit their Little’s school once a week throughout the school year. Mentors visit during school hours in a designated area. Bigs meet their Little for 1 hour each week. This meeting happens at the Little’s school, often during lunch and recess. You must be at least 17 years of age, commit to the program for at least 1 academic year, and able to visit your Little at school 1-hour per week.