Be A Big

Being a Big Requires Openness, Humility, and a Commitment
to Help Young People Become Their Best Selves

Being a Big is about helping to IGNITE the great power and promise of youth.  The children and teens we serve have extraordinary innate potential and it OUR job to be on their team, to help them see their worth, help them explore and discover their strengths and interests, and help them cultivate BIG dreams.

Sometimes being a GREAT “Big” means being a great listener and creating space for your “Little” to shine.  Sometimes it is just about fun.  And sometimes, it means discussing hard topics. 

Our Bigs exemplify the following qualities:

• Are humble, self-aware, empathetic and continuously learn
• Listen and hold space
• Aren’t interested in SAVING anyone, but rather wants to help a young person discover their greatness
• Are committed to increasing equity and access for the youth we serve
• Are committed to seeing ASSETS/STRENGTHS in another person
• Value the lived experience of others
• Are willing to be themselves AND encourage a young person to do so too
• Are willing to help a young person determine what THEIR version of success may be
• Have made some mistakes, can own them, and learned from them too
• Had a mentor, needed a mentor, or understand privilege and want to help others succeed
• Are accountable and consistent
• Care about THEIR community and future generations
• Will be in our market for 14 months or more and can commit to meeting with their Littles 2-4 times each month

If you can see yourself in the list above, AND you’d like to join a child’s team and help them grow, please CLICK HERE. We look forward to getting to know you soon!