MENTORING YOUTH
CHANGING FUTURES
WHAT WE DO
ONE PERSON CAN
CHANGE A FUTURE
VOLUNTEER

MENTORING MATTERS

Every child is born with potential to succeed. But faced with adversity, the opportunity to change the trajectory of their lives is limited. A mentor empowers them to realize their biggest possible future. To strive for goals they once believed out of their control. To achieve their full potential.

1 IN 3 YOUTH

There is a mentoring gap in America. One-third of our nation’s youth are growing up without a positive role model.

68 PERCENT

More than half the youth we serve live below the poverty line, putting them at greater risk for poor academic achievement and other developmental delays.

10 TIMES

The low-income youth we support in our program are 10 times more likely to drop out of high school than their high-income peers.

WHAT WE DO

Big Brothers Big Sisters matches youth facing adversity one-to-one with a caring mentor. Through these strong and enduring, professionally supported relationships, a child’s potential is ignited.

 

99

PERCENT

OF LITTLES GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL ON-TIME

74

PERCENT

FIRST GENERATION IN THEIR FAMILY TO GRADUATE

OUR IMPACT

3,968 MATCHES SUPPORTED

Jessica and Ale

Since 2010

Alexis and Eduardo

SINCE 2016

Warren and Jose

Since 2016

Destinee and Destiny

SINCE 2016

ANDREW AND LUIS

SINCE 2014

Ian and Leo,

SINCE 2014

OUR IMPACT

3,968 MATCHES SUPPORTED

Jessica and Ale

Since 2010

Alexis and Eduardo

SINCE 2016

Warren and Jose

SINCE 2016

Destinee and Destiny

SINCE 2016

ANDREW AND LUIS

SINCE 2014

Ian and Leo

SINCE 2014

HOW YOU CAN HELP

BE A MENTOR

For a few hours twice a month, you can ignite a child’s potential. Sometimes it’s as simple as grabbing lunch, going to a museum, or just taking a walk.



MAKE A DONATION

Your financial investment in mentoring ignites potential for children in our community facing the greatest need, allowing them to become tomorrow’s change-makers and leaders.


ATTEND AN EVENT

Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts fundraising events throughout the year to support one-to-one youth mentoring programs. Check out our calendar and join us – it’s for the kids!


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