EMPOWERING, IGNITING, AND DEFENDING POTENTIAL.
Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity for the better, forever. We operate in communities all across Southeastern New mexico. Our mentors work with children in the community, in their schools, on military bases, and many places in between.
Our unique brand of one-to-one mentoring has a Big impact all over Southeastern New Mexico.
WHAT DO WE ACHIEVE?
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children achieve success in school, helps them avoid risky behaviors such as getting into fights and trying drugs and alcohol, and helps them improve their self-confidence. We hold ourselves accountable to our supporters by regularly measuring our impact.
WHOM DO WE SERVE?
Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity between
5 and 17 years of age. Our network of volunteers, donors and supporters comes from all walks of life, all backgrounds, all corners of the country.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Our unique brand of one-to-one mentoring, in which a child facing adversity is carefully matched with a caring adult mentor in a relationship supported by professional Big Brothers Big Sisters staff members, changes lives for the better forever.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the power to Start Something for a child today.
COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAM
The Community-Based program is highly flexible and allows for endless possibilities for mentors to connect with their mentees. Matches get to know each other by having fun doing activities out in the community. Some mentors meet their mentees on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles on weekday afternoons or evenings. Studies
show that children who have role models are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends, and
less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs
or alcohol. Students who are successful in
school are less likely to drop out, abuse
drugs, or commit crimes.
SCHOOL BASED PROGRAM
It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at school. Kids enjoy having their Bigs meet with them once per week. And parents know what a positive impact it makes. Some of the biggest supporters of our School-Based Mentoring program are teachers. They see students come back from their time with their Big filled with confidence, smiling big, ready to learn and eager to succeed. Bigs and Littles meet at the Little's school during the school day. They eat, play games, go to the playground, work on homework or reading, do crafts, or just spend time talking. It's all about starting a friendship, providing guidance, and inspiring them to reach their potential.