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Enroll a Child

Enrollment – Start Something BIG!

The following are brief descriptions of the programs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County has to offer to children in the area. Fill out an application to get your child involved.

Community-Based Match

The Community-Based program matches a Little one-to-one with a Big. The match spends a minimum or 4-6 hours per month together doing everyday activities at their convenience. The initial commitment is for one year; however, the ultimate goal is for the match to develop into a lifelong friendship. A traditional Little Brother or Little Sister must be between 6 and 13 years old. A traditional Big Brother or Big Sister must be at least 18 years old, have reliable transportation with auto insurance and meet all Big Brothers Big Sisters guidelines.

School/Site-Based Match

School/Site-based matches get together for 30 – 45 minutes each week during the Little’s lunch hour at their school or during an after-school program at a designated site during the school year. School/Site-based matches spend this time talking, playing games, working on homework and many other activities on the school grounds. School/Site-based mentoring has been proven to help students develop more positive attitude towards school, improve grades, and improve relationships with both adults and peers. To be a School/Site-based Little, the child must have the flexibility to meet once a week over the lunch hour or during the after-school program and be referred by the school guidance counselor, their teacher, or their parent(s).

Want to enroll a child?

If you are interested in enrolling your child, send us your information below. A professional Enrollment Specialist will contact you so further steps can be taken to get your child a big brother or sister. If you have additional questions, call us at 920-922-8200.

Take the first step to inspire potential

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Enrollment FAQs

What is Big Brothers Big Sisters?2023-08-16T15:47:02-05:00

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit agency that creates professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships (matches) between youth (Littles) and caring adult role models (Bigs).

Is the program safe for my child?2023-08-16T15:47:29-05:00

Our enrollment staff are comprised of experienced professionals that thoroughly and completely screen every volunteer. Volunteer and child friendships are monitored monthly. This process helps ensure the most successful match between your child and a qualified volunteer mentor. Big Brothers Big Sisters aims to make a quality match that is best for your child and for the volunteer.

Do I get to choose a Big?2023-08-16T15:47:33-05:00

Your input is key to our success. Our enrollment team will thoroughly interview the volunteers, children, and parents/guardians involved to make a meaningful match based on backgrounds, common interests, aspirations, and personalities. From the information gathered in those interviews, our skilled team will decide which volunteer is best for your child. We will then discuss the selected volunteer with you and get your permission to proceed with the matching process.

How much does the program cost?2023-08-16T15:47:36-05:00

Our program is completely free to Littles and their families. With that said, the quality of the time invested in a Little is more important than the amount of money spent. That’s why we don’t encourage spending a lot of money on outings. We encourage Bigs to seek out low-cost activities, especially in the beginning. Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies offer donor-supported group activities that are a great way to meet other Bigs and Littles, and may offer free tickets to cultural and sports activities for matches to enjoy together.

What sort of support will we receive from the agency?2023-08-16T15:47:39-05:00

Once your child is matched with a Big, our Match Support team will maintain recurring contact with Bigs, Littles, and parents/guardians to offer support and guidance while ensuring the match remains safe for everyone involved. Our Match Support team is comprised of trained social services professionals who equip matches and families with information, advice, tips, resources, and answers.

Helpful Links and Phone Numbers

Resource Website Phone Number
Fond du Lac County Department of Community Programs fdlco.wi.gov 920-929-3500
Fond du Lac County Health Department fdlco.wi.gov 920-929-3085
Fond du Lac County Department of Social Services fdlco.wi.gov
Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Program fdlco.wi.gov 920-929-3104
Fond du Lac Recreation Department fdlrecdept.com 920-929-2885
Samaritan Free Clinic 920-926-4841
Aurora Health Care aurorahealthcare.org 920-907-7000
Doll & Associates, S.C. 920-907-8201
Family Resource Center fdlfrc.org 920-923-4110
Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac kidsclubfdl.org 920-924-0530
ASTOP, Inc. astop.org 920-926-5395
The MOMS Club of Fond du Lac momsclub.org 1-888-249-6444
Advocap Head Start 920-922-7760
R.E.A.C.H. Youth Mentoring Program (for teens) 920-929-3192
UW-Extension 920-929-3170
Drug Free Communities – Fond du Lac County drugfreefdl.com 920-906-6700
ARC for Women & Children 920-907-0813
Solutions Center solutionsfdl.com 920-923-1743
Bethany House Homeless Shelter 920-923-2880
YMCA of Fond du Lac fdlymca.org 920-921-3330
Catholic Charities 920-923-2550
Lutheran Social Services – Project Youth lsswis.org 920-907-0900 or 1-800-686-1346
The Salvation Army salvationarmywi.org  920-923-8233
 Quit Smoking Community quitsmokingcommunity.org
Fond du Lac Public Library fdlpl.org 920-929-7080
Fond du Lac Area United Way, Inc. fdlunitedway.org 920-921-7010

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