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"My daughter’s Big Sister listens.  She’s a friend and a role model." 

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Give your child the gift of a mentor — and a new friend.

When people think of mentoring, they think of Big Brothers Big Sisters. That’s because for more than 100 years we’ve worked to develop a youth mentoring program that works. Our experienced approach to recruiting, screening, matching and supporting our mentoring relationships has resulted in thousands of lasting relationships, and helped change the lives of young people across the country.

Our Impact.

According to a Public/Private Ventures Survey, Kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:

  • Gain confidence
  • Are more likely to avoid drugs and alcohol
  • Improve performance in school
  • Improve relationship skills with peers and adults 
  • Feel better about themselves.

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Parents are our Partners.

We’ll work closely with you; your input is important. Not only do you provide information about your child’s strengths and needs, but you approve the selection of the Big Brother or Big Sister. Once the match is made, parents remain closely involved in several key ways.

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Your child's safety is very important to us.

Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer and every match is regularly reviewed by a professional Match Support Specialist.

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Looking for more information? Review answers to commonly asked questions in our FAQs

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A quarter century of giving to others...
This Big Sister keeps on giving!
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