Sponsor a Match
Sponsor-A-Match: $1,500 covers the cost of screening, making and supporting a Big/Little match in its first year. While our volunteer Bigs provide their perspective and time at no cost, BBBS Miami employs social workers to ensure that each volunteer is screened through background checks, finger-printing and interviews to ensure both safety and an optimal match. $1,500 covers the cost of those resources, as well as the administrative expenses of maintaining a match during its first year with education. This is our core donation program, concentrating financial resources to empower an individual Big/Little match.
School to Work
The School-to-Work program is a nationally recognized program that lifts high school students from the cycle of failure and despair, exposing them to workplace environments and matching them with mentors to help them stay in school and make a successful transition into work. Mentors receive professional-level training from BBBS and allow students to meet with them at their worksite for four-hour periods once a month for a minimum of two (2) years. The students are given opportunities, such as sitting with a judge at a court hearing, learning about broadcasting at a radio station, and providing customer service to hotel guests.