Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley matches hundreds of children in the Quad City area with adult mentors who help to defend the potential that we believe is in each and every child. It takes financial resources to help our agency recruit volunteers, enroll them as Bigs and provide ongoing training and coaching as they grow their connection with a child. We also need financial support for enrolling children, interviewing these children, their families and our volunteers to make sure we are making the best possible match with a Big and a Little. BBBSMV also creates and staffs activities that help to strengthen connections over time and provide Matches with bonding experiences that help to build trust and friendships. Our staff also reaches out to Bigs, Littles, parents and teachers to make sure these connections are going smoothly and to provide coaching when needed.