LOCAL STORIES - NATIONAL IMPACT

We are locally active

1,478

YOUTH SERVED 2019

419

CHILDREN WAITING 2020

SERVING YOUTH WITH THE GREATEST NEED AND LEAST OPPORTUNITY

21% INCARCERATED PARENT

47% MINORITY CHILDREN

67% SINGLE-PARENT HOME

77% FAMILY INCOME LESS THAN $30K

25% FAMILY INCOME LESS THAN $10K

12% IN TRANSITIONAL LIVING

...have improved self esteem

...have improved academic performance

...have improved family relationships

...have higher educational expectations

...are less likely to participate in risky behaviors

Begin Defending Potential Today. Volunteer with Us.

“I don't know where I would be if my Big Sister Abbie wasn't in the picture. I think of her as more than just a big sister, but as a little bit of everything to me.”

– Little Sister Frida

“My Big Brother Brian has given me experiences that I would have never dreamed of having before.”

– Little Brother Adrian

CONFIRMED BY A NATIONAL STUDY

To understand the impact of mentoring, specifically that through Big Brothers Big Sisters programs, Public/Private Ventures conducted a national study on hundreds of our matches. The results? After only 18 months matched with a Big, youth showed positive improvements behaviorally, academically, relationally, and emotionally. To read more about this groundbreaking study, visit the national site here.

COMMITMENT TO ACCOUNTABILITY

We believe that we must hold ourselves accountable to the youth, volunteers, and families in our programs as well as the donors, partners, and advocates who fund our work. That is why we continually learn and continually improve through research and analysis. We take great care to track our work and we never stop pushing to ensure excellence in all we do – from programs to events, Matches to marketing.

MORE RESEARCH ABOUT OUR IMPACT

RESEARCH ON OUR ORGANIZATION

Research shows that our one-to-one mentoring programs have real outcomes for children. Find out how:
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IMPACT ON SELF-CONFIDENCE

One-on-one attention from a caring adult role model is a key part of developing self-confidence, and research shows that Bigs help Littles feel more confident in several areas.
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IMPACT ON EDUCATION

Evidence shows that being matched through Big Brothers Big Sisters can make a big difference in how a child performs in school and how he or she feels about school in general.
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IMPACT ON JUVENILE JUSTICE

Many children get swept up into what their peers are doing, but research shows that having another caring adult on their side helps Littles make good decisions and avoid risky behaviors.
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OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Whether you get involved with us as a donor, Big mentor, partner, or advocate, you have the power to change a child's future for the better