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Unit 2: Mental and Emotional Health

Unit 2: Mental and Emotional Health

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America matches children with teens and young adults who serve as their mentors. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers and Big Sisters have been helping children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships. The organization currently operates in all 50 states and has spread to 35 countries around the world. You can learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters programs by visiting the organization’s Web site.

Link to explore:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America


  • Follow the link above to the Big Brothers Big Sisters home page.
  • Click on the links at the left of this page labeled “About Us” and “Our Programs” to learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters.
  • After examining all these parts of the site, answer the following questions:

List three known benefits of having a Big Brother or Big Sister.
How old are the children who receive mentoring through Big Brothers Big Sisters?
Describe the two main forms of mentoring offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Describe the process of becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister.
List three examples cited on the Web site of activities Bigs and Littles might share.
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