Big Brothers Big Sisters is the largest provider of one-to-one youth mentoring services in the United States. Our 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. In Western New York, we have been matching caring adults with local children for more than 45 years and have impacted the lives of over 11,000 youth. These quality relationships are built on friendship and trust, and are proven to be a significant positive influence in the life of the child, and the volunteer.
At the end of the 2016-2017 school year,
- 99.2% of the children matched were promoted to the next grade level,
- 90.2% had a more positive attitude towards school,
- 98% had improved self-confidence.
The time spent between Big and Little riding bikes, playing board games, working on a school project or just hanging out, can make a BIG difference. Start Something Big. Learn more about volunteering today.