Changing Perspectives. Changing Lives.For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life DONATE
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission
Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision
All youth achieve their full potential.
We’ve always known we were making a positive impact on children and empowering them to succeed. A nationwide study confirmed it for us.
According to the Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) study, our one-to-one matches truly make an impact in children’s lives. A Big Brothers Big Sisters’ match is carefully administered and held to the strictest standards. Agencies strive for matches that are not only safe and well suited to each child’s needs, but also harmonious and built to last. The entire matching process, from the initial screening to the final pairing—and beyond—is made possible by your financial support.
But don’t just think of us as simply matchmakers. We provide ongoing support and supervision to the Big, the Little, and the Little’s family. We offer training and advice to help ensure that the match is working for everyone involved. And our local agencies even receive their own ongoing training and consulting from the Big Brothers Big Sisters National Office. This web of support helps maximize the likelihood that a Big Brothers Big Sisters relationship will thrive.
Our Programs Start Something
2018 Child Impact Report… Quick Facts
- 815 is the number of children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters
- 665 is the number of volunteers that worked one-on-one with a child
- 74,500 is the estimated number of volunteer hours given to BBBS
- 160 is the average number of youth on our waiting list
Locally, “LITTLES” enrolled in our programs for at least one year Succeed in School:
According to 315 final report cards
- 75% of our youth made a C or better grades
- 39% made the A/B Honor Roll
- 77% of our youth improved in at least 1 subject
According to 231 teachers surveyed
- 59% of our youth improved in 2 or more subjects
Program Outcome Evaluation…
Each year the agency conducts a Program Outcome Evaluation (POE) survey that consists of 21 of the 40 developmental assets determined by The Search Institute as vital to a healthy childhood. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America selected the 21 assets they believed are impacted by mentoring and organized them into three categories: Confidence, Competence and Caring
According to 231 teachers surveyed:
- 74% indicated youth improved in Confidence
- 68% indicated youth improved in Competence
- 74% indicated youth improved in Caring
According to 115 parents and Bigs surveyed:
- 69% indicated youth improved in Confidence
- 60% indicated youth improved in Competence
- 69% indicated youth improved in Caring
¹POE (Program Outcome Evaluation) Results (2018) Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont
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