HELP YOUR CHILD REALIZE THEIR POTENTIAL.
PROGRAMS FOR LITTLES
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
• Live in Flathead or Missoula County • Be between the ages of 6 and 16
• Complete the enrollment process • Child and parent/guardian agree to be matched • Follow program guidelines • Communicate monthly with program staff
Community-based matches have fun going to the movies, fishing, eating lunch, crafting art projects, and participating in our agency planned activities and celebrations. Your child's Big will be at least 18 years of age, commit to consistent mentorship for at least 1-year, and spend 8-12 hours each month with your Little.
In the school-based program, "Lunch Pail Pals,” visit their Little’s school once a week throughout the school year. Mentors (Big) visit during school hours in a designated area. Your child's Big will be at least 17 years of age and commit to the program for at least 1 academic year. They will visit your child's school 1-hour a week during school hours.
CHILD SAFETY IS PRIORITY
Your child's safety is most important. Each match is closely monitored and supported by a professionally trained match specialist. All mentor applicants go through extensive screening prior to being accepted as a Big.
This process includes completing an official application, running a comprehensive criminal background and driving record (for community-based matches) check, speaking to personal references, and conducting a thorough in-person interview.
When it comes to the future of our children and the well-being of our communities, we are all in this together! In order for the mentoring relationships to be successful, we need the parents or guardians to be involved and engaged every step of the way.