Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. They help children realize their potential and build their futures. They nurture children and strengthen communities.
They believe that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters live in low-income and single-parent families, or households where a parent is incarcerated. 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”).
Evidence suggests that Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) reduces delinquent behavior and improves school outcomes among mentees. Community-based BBBS can reduce youth’s aggressive behavior, improve relationships with parents, prevent boys from initiating illegal drug use, and improve girls’ academic performance.
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