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
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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.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission

is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision is that all children achieve success in life.

Our Programs Start Something

2017-2018 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
  • 69,160 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

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 261 teachers surveyed:

  • 74% indicated youth improved in Confidence
  • 65% indicated youth improved in Competence
  • 65% indicated youth improved in Caring

According to 97 parents surveyed:

  • 76% indicated youth improved in Confidence
  • 65% indicated youth improved in Competence
  • 70% indicated youth improved in Caring

Read more about our Impact

Read our 2017 – 2018 Impact Report

Read more about our History

Learn more about our Financial Operations

¹POE (Program Outcome Evaluation) Results (2010) 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