Changing the way children grow up in Santa Cruz County

Parents as Partners

Parents and guardians are an integral part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters match at every step of the process. Not only will you provide information about your child’s strengths and needs, but you’ll also approve the selection of the Big Brother or Big Sister.

Once the match is made, parents remain closely involved in several key ways, including:

  • Approving match activities and supporting your child’s involvement
  • Asking your child questions about the match meetings, and reporting any concerns to the agency staff
  • Regularly reporting back to the agency about your child’s progress and milestones in the match relationship – Big Brothers Big Sisters will contact you regularly, but we welcome your feedback at any time
  • Participating in training on child safety offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters staff,  and communicating with your child about the training he or she receives.

contact
Kathy Huntley
kathy@santacruzmentor.org
(831) 464-8691