TIME is an acronym for Teaching, Impacting, Mentoring, Encouraging which is what the Bigs do with their Littles.
In the BigTIME Program Bigs and Littles visit with each other for two hours weekly outside of school hours during the school year. The Big is responsible for transporting the child to and from the BigTIME location, currently at the Youth Development Center (YDC). BigTIME is scheduled on a set day/time for the school year. During the two-hour time frame the matches read or work on homework for 20 minutes. Then they spend time playing Monopoly, playing outside or in the game room where there are pool tables, air hockey; or shooting hoops in the gym. Most weeks there is a specific program or activity that all the matches participate in as a group. About once a month the group takes a field trip to visit the animal shelter, to see the inner workings of a business like CiCi’s Pizza.
Please note that to signup for this program must be able to travel to the YDC in Winchester on the same day each week in the evening.
Commitment: One year, two hours weekly during the school year.
Age requirement to volunteer: 18.