An affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Big Buddy pairs UNC students with “at risk” children ages 6-14 in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community to form one-on-one mentor relationships. Each mentor acts as a friend and role model to a child in need of one, with the hope that the experience has positive and lasting impact on the lives of both the “big” and “little” alike.
In 2003, UNC’s Big Buddy partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the country. We now work directly with the regional Big Brothers Big Sisters branch, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, a partnership that has provided us with invaluable resources and support.
For general questions or to request to join the Big Buddy listserv, send an email to BigBuddyUNC@gmail.com.