Helping Children Reach Their Fullest Potential

Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. We are committed to helping children access their own resourcefulness and their own resiliency in order to realize their fullest potential. 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. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

MISSION

Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

VISION

All children achieve success in life.

Our Impact

After one year in the program:

94% of Littles are confident they will finish high school

69% of Littles felt socially accepted by their peers

99% of Littles avoided risky behaviors

88% of Littles reported doing well in their school grades

Our Littles

76% receive free/reduced lunch

74% live in single parent/guardian or foster care homes

35% are children of color

Executive Team

Jeff Engle

Chief Executive Officer

Jill Kawulok

Chief Operating Officer

Leslie Shahan

VP of Operations

2016 ANNUAL REPORT

View our 2016 Annual Report to learn more about our agency, supporters, and our Littles.