Thank you for your interest in referring a child to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida.
We accept referrals from teachers, social workers, therapists, guidance counselors, and other professionals. However, enrollment in our program requires approval and participation by a child’s parent or legal guardian. All parents must want their children to be in our program, and all children must want a mentor.
Once a youth referral has been received by our agency, BBBS staff will contact the child’s parent or legal guardian to determine if this is the right program for their child. Once it has been determined that their child meets program eligibility criteria the child will be placed on the waiting list until we find a potential mentor. Once a potential mentor is identified, an in-person interview will be scheduled with the parent or legal guardian and child to begin the enrollment process.
Any follow-up regarding the youth’s application must be done by the parent or legal guardian.