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 adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 - 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 Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision is that all children achieve success in life.
Our Programs Start Something
Here's the proof. National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs 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
We are Here to Start Something
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen our community. We couldn’t do any of it without you.
A Little Guidance
Eighty-three percent of former Littles surveyed agree that their Big instilled values and principles that have guided them through life.
Real Life Story
See how we forge strong, long-lasting relationships.
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