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ABOUT US

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.

Happy Children

VISION

All youth achieve their full potential.

Tap Dance Class

MISSION

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

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ACCOUNTABILITY

By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving the following: 

 

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships

  • Avoidance of risky behaviors

  • Educational success

Children in Science Class

OUR MENTORING WORKS

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:

 

  • More confident in their schoolwork performance

  • Able to get along better with their families

  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs

  • 27% less likely to begin using alcohol

  • 52% less likely to skip school.

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

OUR SPONSORS

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