Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.
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.
All youth reach their full potential.
Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
OUR PROGRAMS START SOMETHING
Here's the proof. National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters:
have higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships,
are more confident in their schoolwork performance,
are able to get along better with their families,
are 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs,
are 27% less likely to begin using alcohol, and
are 52% less likely to skip school.