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Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest enrolls children between the ages for 6-16 who reside in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark Counties

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85 percent of former Little Brothers and Sisters surveyed agree their experience influenced them in overcoming adversity or problems with courage.

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Could your child use a Big Brother or Sister?

Match Support Specialist Sheena Raab creates a friendship during a match meeting. Photo by Lincoln Barbour/PhotoForce It all starts with the right friend. And Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a relationship with one. For over 100 years, due in large part to private donations, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country — one child at a time.

A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that children matched with a Big Brother or Sister:

  • are more confident
  • are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
  • do better in school
  • get along better with their family and friends
  • feel better about themselves1

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Parents wanted
You know what’s best for your child. So we’ll need your help from the start, providing information about your child’s strengths and needs, and ultimately approving the Big Brother or Sister match. But your role doesn’t end there.

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Safety from the start
Your child's safety is extremely important to us. Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer in our program, and every relationship is closely monitored and supported by a professionally trained match support specialist.

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For more information about enrolling a child, please call 503.943-5767.

 

1Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures

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Multnomah County Office (Headquarters): 1827 NE 44th Avenue, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97213, 503.249.4859
Clark County Office: 205 E 11th Street, Suite 102, Vancouver, WA 98660, 360.891.8382
Washington County Office: 6700 SW 105th Avenue, Suite 212, Beaverton, OR 97008, 503.641.5240

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