HistoryHelping Children Achieve Success Since 1972

Founded in 1972, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. We currently serve more than 1,500 children each year in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus and York counties.

Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential.

Our commitment is to Empower Potential!

Accountability By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community we are accoutnable for each child in our program achieving:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Educational Success

Big Brothers Big Sisters effectively improves the lives of youth and deeply engages communities through involvement with families, mentors, community funders, schools and other partners. Our proven methodology for serving children through one-to-one mentoring relationships produces measurable positive outcomes in the areas of:

  • Educational success
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Socio-economic competence

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Founded in 1904

For more than a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. And we have more than a century of volunteers, donors, and advocates just like you to thank.

It all started in 1904, when a young New York City court clerk named Ernest Coulter was seeing more and more boys come through his courtroom. He recognized that caring adults could help many of these kids stay out of trouble, and he set out to find volunteers. That marked the beginning of the Big Brothers movement.

More than 100 years later, Big Brothers Big Sisters remains true to our founders’ vision of bringing caring role models into the lives of children. And, today, Big Brothers Big Sisters currently operates in all 50 states—and in 12 countries around the world.

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