Changing Perspectives. Changing Lives.
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Since 1972, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been providing mentors (Bigs) for children (Littles) in this region. Today, we serve more than 1,500 children in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus and York Counties, through traditional community- and school-based mentoring and innovative specialty programs that connect caring adults with local children in meaningful one-to-one relationships.
Mission and Vision
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.
Our Vision is that all children achieve success in life.
The Match Process
A Big Brothers Big Sisters’ match is carefully administered and held to the strictest standards. We strive for matches that are not only safe and well suited to each child’s needs, but also harmonious and built to last. The entire matching process, from the initial screening to the final pairing—and beyond—is made possible by your financial support.
But don’t just think of us as matchmakers. We provide ongoing support and supervision to the Big, the Little, and the Little’s family. We offer training and advice to help ensure that the match is working for everyone involved. This web of support helps maximize the likelihood that a Big Brothers Big Sisters’ relationship will thrive.
- Higher Aspirations
- Educational Success
- Greater Confidence
- Better Relationships
- Avoidance of risky behaviors