Once you meet your child’s Big, you will be free to move forward with the mentoring relationship. For community-based mentoring, this means making plans with your child’s Big to meet in the community. For site-based mentoring or School to Work, your child’s Big will either go to your child’s school or your child will go to his or her Big’s place of work, respectively, on a regular basis.
Your Program Specialist will provide ongoing support to make sure the relationship continues in a positive manner; these contacts are made mostly by phone or in person. When talking to your Program Specialist, feel free to share your child’s successes! It is also important to voice any concerns you may have to allow your Program Specialist to make recommendations or take action to fix any issues; this allows for a lasting, fun, and impactful relationship between you, your child, and your child’s Big.