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YOUTH INFOChildren must be between the ages of 7-12 at the time of enrollment.

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  • Youth Info
  • Parent Info
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YOUTH INFOChildren must be between the ages of 7-12 at the time of enrollment.

PARENT / GUARDIAN INFOTell us a little bit about you

General InfoWe'd love to get to know you.. tell us about yourself.







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  • Youth Info
  • Parent Info
  • General Info
  • Matching Preferences
  • Stengths & Challenges
  • Notes

YOUTH INFO*This form is to be completed by the child's parent or guardian. To qualify for our programs, a child must be between the ages of 7 and 12, from a single parent household, and must qualify for free or reduced lunch at school.

PARENT / GUARDIAN INFOTell us a little bit about you


General InfoWe'd love to get to know you.. tell us about yourself.








Matching PreferencesDo you (Parent & Child) have any preferences regarding volunteers in the following areas?

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I give permission for the above named minor child to apply for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Inc. I understand that this completed application does not guarantee participation or acceptance in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado. All information will be held by BBBSC is confidential.

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  • Youth Info
  • Parent Info
  • General Info
  • Stengths & Challenges
  • Notes

YOUTH INFO*This form is to be completed by the child's parent or guardian. To qualify for our programs, a child must be between the ages of 7 and 12, from a single parent household, and must qualify for free or reduced lunch at school.

PARENT / GUARDIAN INFOTell us a little bit about you


General InfoWe'd love to get to know you.. tell us about yourself.








STRENGTHS

CHALLENGES

NOTES:

I give permission for the above named minor child to apply for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Inc. I understand that this completed application does not guarantee participation or acceptance in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado. All information will be held by BBBSC is confidential.

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Enroll a Child

We match youth in the Metro Denver and Colorado Springs areas who are between the ages of 8 and 12, are from a single parent or kinship care household, and receive free or reduced lunch at school.

Common Challenges

Our programs are designed to serve youth by providing them with safe, quality mentoring relationships that help them reach their full potential by:

Single Parent

Children of a single parent.

Incarceration

Children of an incarcerated parent.

Deceased Parent

Children with one or both parents deceased.

Extended Family

Children in the custody of extended family members.

Mentor Help

Children needing guidance from a mentor outside their family.

Military Parent

Children with a deployed military parent.

Program Impact

Our programs are delivered by community volunteers who generously give of their time to help youth. Children who may not be suited for our program are as follows:

  • Children currently in an abusive situation or who have not had outside counseling regarding an abusive situation (these children should seek professional counseling).
  • Children who do not want to be enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program.
  • Children who do not have permission from their legal guardian to be enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program.
  • Children of parents who are merely looking for a babysitter for their children.

Who is a candidate for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado?

  • A youth who is between the ages of 8-12 at the time of enrollment.

    Youth can stay in the program until the age of 18 should their match last that long, but must be in the 8-12 age bracket when applying.

  • A youth who is from a single parent household, kinship care, or has a parent currently incarcerated or has been incarcerated during the child's lifetime.

    Youth who have an absent parent in their lives (may see them infrequently or just a few times a year) are our priority when matching them with a mentor. Referrals and applications for boys far outnumber the applications we receive from men applying to mentor, so this is something we must strictly enforce. However, female mentor applicants far outnumber the number or girls applying to the program; girls who do not necessarily meet this requirement can have their eligibility reviewed on a case by case basis.

  • A youth who is low income or facing adversity.

    We determine this by whether or not they receive free or reduced lunch at school. Should a youth meet other requirements but does not qualify for free or reduced lunch, you may contact us directly to discuss the circumstances and see if an exception can be made.

  • A youth who is interested in participating in the program.

    Not only is their participation and interest key in a successful match, so is the family's commitment to the program.

  • A youth who is in the right place to start the program.

    We know our families have a lot going on, and we also know our most successful matches are with those families who are in a stable environment. If a child has recently suffered a loss or trauma, or the family is currently dealing with a crisis, we may need to wait before introducing a mentor into their lives. Feel free to discuss a family's situation with us before referring them to the program to determine if it is a good time.

  • ​A youth from an active-duty or killed-in-action military family​

    Children with a parent in the military face unique challenges. It is our aim to help the families of our service men and women by providing their children with a positive role-model and mentor. We hope that these mentors serve as an additional support to military families, whether the parent is currently deployed or not. Our mentors are not there to assume the role of a parent who may be away from home. They are merely another positive adult in their Little Brother or Little Sister's life.

To Enroll a Child in Denver

  • If you would like to refer a child in Denver and are not a parent or gaurdian please fill out:
    Youth Referral Form
  • If you are the parent or guardian in and would like to enroll your child in Denver please fill out:
    Youth Application Form

To Enroll a Child in Pikes Peak

  • If you would like to refer a child in Colorado Springs and are not a parent or guardian please fill out:
    Youth Referral Form
  • If you are the parent or guardian in and would like to enroll your child in Colorado Springs please fill out:
    Youth Application Form
*Please note children must meet our requirements in order to be eligible for our programs. Completing an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Some programs may not be available in your area or could have a wait list.