Jul 20, 2021 12:15 PM
Eric Schramm
Big Brothers Big Sisters Of LI

In my role at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, I focus on increasing our mentor base. The more volunteers we have in our organization the more children we can assist. There is always a need for children to have additional guidance in their life. If we can match those youth with a Big (adult mentor) we can help make a real difference in the world.

We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving: Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships Avoidance of risky behaviors Educational success Unique to BBBSLI, we provide a system of ongoing evaluation and support which is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that Littles will perform better in school, avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and peers. We match children between the ages of 7 and 16. Our volunteers are ages 18 and over. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island is a private, non-sectarian, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Big Brothers Big Sisters International operates in 12 countries. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States.