Changing perspectives. Changing lives.
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 volunteers and children, ages six through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters vision all children achieve success in life.
Our Programs Start SomethingHere's the proof. National research has shown that positive relationships between children and their Big Brothers and Sisters have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are:
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
Serving Oregon and Southwest Washington since 2002
The agency serves Clackamas, Clark, Multnomah,and Washington counties.
A Little Guidance
83 percent of former Little Brothers and Sisters surveyed agree that their Big Brother or Sister instilled values that have guided them through life.
Real Life Story
See how we forge strong, long-lasting relationships.
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