Our program, along with many others in the Portland area, was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While work to recruit mentors to meet the needs of our community our youth enrollment is currently paused.
We welcome eligible youth and families to join our Interest List for future consideration for enrollment. You can review eligibility criteria below to assure our program is a fit for you and your youth.
Please note that this is not a first come first served list. We will contact youth and families from our interest list if and when we have capacity to make new matches in their area based on mentor availability. We do not guarantee that youth and families on our interest list will be contacted. We encourage families to inquire again in 6-12 months while they remain interested in a mentor for their child.
Please contact Enrollment & Matching Program Manager Amelia Spatz at 971-327-3044 or [email protected] with any questions.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest (BBBSCNW) builds bonds through one-to-one mentoring that enables youth facing adversity to reach their greatest potential. Our programs are offered free to the community, there is no cost to enroll youth in our program.
Youth Eligibility Requirements:
Please note that BBBSCNW does not guarantee a match to parents/guardians, youth or volunteers. We make every effort to explore and address the needs of all youth on a case-by-case basis. If the agency feels that it would be unable to meet the young person’s needs, then appropriate referrals will be explored.
Getting to know you and the child you are enrolling is key to making lasting, positive mentor/mentee matches. Our enrollment process is designed to help us understand the strengths and challenges facing the youth and whether our program is a good fit for their goals. To enroll, you will work with an Enrollment & Matching Specialist on the following steps: