If you are committed to invest 2 hours twice a month to develop a bond of friendship with an adolescent from a disadvantaged family, you have the beginnings of a good Big Friend.

You could be a working professional, homemaker or a college student keen to accompany a young adolescent, as a friend.

Big Friends should be able to:

  • Be a trustworthy friend by being there for their Little Friends in times of triumph and despair
  • Listen to their Little Friends attentively and understand them
  • Share honestly when asked, but let their Little Friends make their own decisions.
  • Accept their Little Friends

A Big Friend is not a role model, mentor or teacher in the conventional sense.

Essentially just be a trustworthy friend; a patient listener, letting the Little Friends be themselves.