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We are here to start something.

We help children discover their potential and build bold futures. We strengthen communities, one child at a time.

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Changing perspectives. Changing lives.

Since 1958 we have 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 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Our Programs Start Something

Evidence based research shows that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a measurable and lasting impact on children’s lives. When youth have a caring adult mentor, they are:

  • More confident in their academic performance
  • Able to get along better with their families
  • 46% more likely to avoid trying illegal drugs
  • 27% more likely likely avoid using alcohol
  • 52% more likely to stay in school.1

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

Starting something since 1958

At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’ve been impacting the lives of children for over 50 years. And we’re just getting started.

Awards and Accolades

We deliver mentoring programs that are grounded in best practices. All of our program activities are evidence based and ensure the highest quality of service. In 2016, we were honored to receive the "Quality Award" by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. We were one of 36 Big Brothers Big Sisters Affiliates to receive this award in 2016, out of more than 300 agencies across the country.

Programs

We provide community and school based mentoring for over 550 youth ages 6 years and older in Montgomery, Miami, Preble and Greene Counties.

Enroll a Child

What if every child fulfilled their potential? Think how amazing that would be. Now, you can start more Littles on the path to BIG things.

Partnerships

Our partners make it possible. Creating a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters benefits America’s most important asset—our children. Each one of our partners helps start something.