ALS Youth Mentoring Initiative

The Susie Foundation is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters to bring the power of one-to-one mentoring to the lives of children who have a parent, guardian, or family member living with ALS!  

This evidence-based, outcomes-focused program model builds on Big Brothers Big Sisters’ 115 year history of delivering high-quality one-to-one mentoring services to children across the nation and - for the very first time! - brings an intentionally designed, professionally supported mentoring model to the lives of children impacted by parental ALS. 


In this program, screened, trained, and professionally supported volunteer mentors (Bigs) works closely with parents and agency staff to provide their mentees (Littles) with dedicated time and attention for at least 6-10 hours each month.  During unstructured bi-weekly activities, filled with conversations and shared activities, Bigs and Littles develop a relationship that helps youth manage the everyday challenges of growing up alongside ALS. 

Program Forms & Policies

Program Information & Guidelines

This is your one stop shop for everything related to our ALS Youth Mentoring Initiative. This document, which can be downloaded by clicking the icon to the left, will introduce you to the program, how the collaboration works with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the research we are relying upon to guide us, and how you can get involved! 


Interested in Enrolling a Young Person? Check out our Family Flyer! 

Want more information on how you might be able to connect a young person in your life with a mentor, or just want to an easy way to share program information with a family or young person in your life?  Follow the link above for a flyer that covers all the basics and helps introduce the life-changing impact of the program. 


Interested in Becoming a Mentor? Check out our Volunteer Flyer!

Do you want to change the life of a child impacted by parental ALS, or know someone in your life who would make a great mentor? Follow the link above for a flyer that covers all the basics and helps introduce how mentoring can not only change the life of a child in-need, but can also change yours too! 

How to Get Involved


Sign Up Today via Our Program Inquiry Form

Whether you are interested in enrolling a young person in the program, or signing up to become a life-changing mentor, use our inquiry form to share a little bit about yourself and get the process started!


Contact Us

15 Carleton Road
West Hartford, CT 06403

Telephone: 203-490-6694

©2019 by The Susie Foundation

We are an 501(c)(3) public charity. 

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