Big Buddy Mentoring Trust
Big Buddy works on the simple philosophy that boys develop more confidence and resilience when they have a positive male role model to look up to.
Big Buddy matches kind-hearted men with boys who do not have a father in their lives, so they can enjoy male friendship, guidance, someone to look up to and maybe even kick a ball round with. Big Buddies are thoroughly screened and then matched with a Little Buddy of 7-14 years of age. This commitment makes a huge positive difference...to both lives!
The seeds of Big Buddy were sown in 1997, when a group of men decided to reduce the number of at-risk boys growing up without father figures. They succeeded! Big Buddy has now matched over 900 Big Buddies with Little Buddies in four cities.
In 2020 Big Buddy received funding from the Frank McGrogan and Alexander Simpson Funds.