Being a Mentor, a "Big", is something just about anyone can do. The program is specifically designed for busy people, and volunteers are offered options that match their interests and are flexible to meet their schedules. Volunteers constantly say they get back more than they give. All volunteers are screened and trained before staff determine their eligibility to be a "Big". Once matched, Big Brothers Big Sisters supports the match on a monthly basis with activities to help foster a healthy relationship.
During the life of the match a professional Match Specialist is always just a phone call away to offer support. The Foundation is excited about bringing these services to Monroe County. We believe that through these professionally supported mentoring services, we will be able to break the cycle of poverty, measurably contribute to our future workforce, and improve the quality of life for all.
The Foundation has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama by funding their mentoring program in Monroe County. Beginning in September of 2014, mentoring services will be available to children in our community. Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama, BBBSSA, is the largest one-to-one mentoring program in south Alabama.
BBBSSA and The King's Kids Foundation believe that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed. This mentoring program not only gives children a caring adult they can talk to, but it makes a positive impact in their future success as adults. Children, ages 6 - 12 will be served through two programs, Community-Based Mentoring and School-Based Mentoring.
Our name, The King's Kids, reflects our belief that all children are God's children, and that it is the responsibility of all who can, to do all they can, to help serve the needs of children facing adversity. Since our inception, one primary goal of the Foundation has been to bring mentoring services to Monroe County, providing our children who are facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that will change their lives for the better, forever.