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Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest is in the process of thoughtfully evolving our programs to meet the changing needs of our children. As a result, our current focus is on serving our existing matches; we are unable to make new matches for the time being. Please call Big Brothers Big Sisters (503) 249-4859 if you have specific questions about timing of enrollment.

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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

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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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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