Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. We have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children, ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country - including yours.
children achieve success in life.
children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally
supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the
partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the
community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:
aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
of risky behaviors
National research has shown that
positive relationships between youth and their Big Brothers and Big
Sisters have a direct and measurable impact on children's lives.
Little Brothers and Sisters are:
confident in their schoolwork performance
to get along better with their families
less likely to begin using illegal drugs
less likely to begin using alcohol
less likely to skip school.1
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Tierney, 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