Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

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Contact Information

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Contact: Heidi Ziobro, Vice President of Programs
Email Address: bigsister@bigsister.org
Phone: 617-236-8060
Alternate Phone: 617-236-8374
Fax: 617-236-8075

161 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115
Area Served: Boston

Map Location Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

Narrative

Since 1951, Big Sister Association of Greater Boston has been helping girls reach their full potential through positive mentoring relationships with women. Big Sister is the largest mentoring organization in Greater Boston exclusively serving girls, covering 69 cities and towns.

Our One-to-One Mentoring programs, Community-Based Mentoring and School-Based Mentoring, create close, caring, supportive relationships between an adult female mentor and a girl.

Community-Based Mentoring:  Our traditional program pairs a girl between the ages of 7 - 15 with an adult female mentor.  Big and Little Sisters enjoy a range of activities from arts and crafts and museum visits to sporting events and nature walks, or just taking the time to talk about what is going on in the Little Sister's life.

 Big for a Day:  Once a month, we sponsor an activity in the community for girls on our wait list to participate in with a volunteer for that day. The matches enjoy activities ranging from bowling and ice skating to crafting or museum visits with a group of other Big for a Day matches.

 School-Based Mentoring:  This program creates a one-to-one mentoring relationship between a Big and Little Sister.  This program takes place in a school setting and is designed specifically for elementary school girls (grades 2 - 8).  Matches meet during the Little Sister's lunch time or after-school program throughout the academic year, and are encouraged to keep in touch via letters or e-mails over the summer months.

 

Service Types

  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure
  • Support Groups

Populations Served

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Blind
  • Chronic Health Impairment
  • Deaf
  • Developmental Delay Birth to 3
  • Dual Diagnosis - ID/MI
  • Eating Disorders
  • Epilepsy/seizure Disorder
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Speech Impairment
  • Substance Abuse

Ages Served

  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Accessibility Features

  • Elevators

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service