Children living the military lifestyle or children living within cities or communities in which their parents are based have struggles that civilian children don’t have. This program mentors children of active duty military members (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve) on deployment or at home. Mentoring strengthens our great country and this is a way to pay respect to service members and their families.
Why mentor? Because children with a parent in the military face challenges that may include separation and loss, in addition to the stresses of military life. To help provide the additional support to these children, Big Brothers Big Sisters Military Mentoring program joins children of parents in the military with mentors from the community at-large. Additionally this program can provide opportunities for military volunteer mentors too.
Our program is based on a one-to-one relationship between an adult and a child where new experiences help the Little Brother or Little Sister become more self-confident, do better in school and enjoy time with a new friend. With a minimum commitment of one year, these children are exposed to opportunities and adult friendship that once seemed out of reach. To view a partial list of participating Texas military installations, please visit www.bbbstx.org/militarymentors (smaller bases in metro areas may not be listed). There are also, opportunities in the Dallas/Fort worth Metroplex and Greater Houston, as well. Help our men and women in uniform and mentor a military child today.