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Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.

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83% of former Littles surveyed agree that their Big instilled values and principles that have guided them through life.

 

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Changing perspectives. Changing lives.

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. 

Our Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Our Vision is that all children achieve success in life.

 

National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives.  A 1995 study by the National Big Brothers Big Sisters program demonstrates the results.  Youth facing adversity who are mentored are:

  • 52% less likely to skip a day of school
  • 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs
  • 55% more likely to enroll in college 
  • more confident in their schoolwork performance
  • able to get along better with their families 

2Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures

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