“Together, we are changing how children grow up in our community."
For each $1,000 raised, a child will be taken off the waiting list and placed into a matched relationship that will positively impact their lives. Thank you for your support and sharing our vision to make a positive impact on the lives of children in our community.
We assist children in reaching their full potential by providing positive support through professionally developed and supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with screened and trained volunteers who are committed to care. Children initially enter the program between the ages of 6-14 but can remain matched until they turn eighteen or upon graduating from high school. Our philosophy revolves around a belief that every child has the ability to succeed and thrive in life if given the support,opportunities and experiences to reach their full potential. We also know that the increasingly complex demands of today's society can be addressed with sensitivity and simplicity through a mentoring relationship with a Big Brother or Big Sister. We provide additional support to the family structure, helping children grow into healthy and productive adults.
A recent study found that adults who were matched for at least one year as children reported that having a Big Brother or Big Sister played an integral role in who they are today by positively influencing their self-confidence, providing stability, changing their perspective on life and pushing them to set higher goals such as obtaining a four year college degree. Relationships between alumni in the study and their Bigs endured the test of time with 64% still in touch, paying dividends well into the future.
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