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Big Brothers and Sisters of Crawford County
thanks you for taking the time to visit our webpage.
You have taken the first step in becoming engaged with our local agency...
please take a moment to see if Volunteering, Enrolling your child, or
Sponsoring an event or the agency is right for you!
We hope to hear from you at either our
912 Diamond Park in Meadville (814-724-8589)
302 W. Walnut Street (814-827-1831) location.
We have children currently on our waiting list
and staff that are eager to expand the
number of children served and the
number of children's activities we can plan.
Call today and see how you can fit in with our BBBS family!
Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is a great way
to make a BIG Difference in our community.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. We have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people.
Children in our program are able to get along better with their families,
46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs,
27% less likely to begin using alcohol,
and 52% less likely to skip school.
Proof Positive that Big Brothers and Sisters Mentoring Program works...
After High School graduation Littles were asked about how BBBS played a role in their lives.
90% Agreed that their BIG made them feel better about themselves
86% Agreed that they lead a fulfilling life
72% Are satisfied or extremely satisfied with their relationships with friends
94% Say they have a lot or some confidence that they will achieve their goals
93% Say that having adults that cared for them is very important to reahing thier goals
77% Reported doing better in school because of their BIG
65% Agreed their BIG helped them reach a higher level of education than they ever thought possible
52% Agreed their BIG kept them from dropping out of high school
67% Agreed that their BIG played a role in their decision to attend college
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Match
According to the research, these one-to-one matches are such a powerful force for influencing children’s behavior because of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature approach to mentoring.
A Big Brothers Big Sisters’ match is carefully administered and supported by rigorous standards and trained personnel. Professional agency staff strives for matches that are not only safe and well suited to each child’s needs, but also harmonious and built to last. That is why so much care is taken in screening and orienting volunteers, and then in matching them with children.
However, Big Brothers Big Sisters professionals are much more than just “matchmakers.” They provide ongoing support and supervision to the Big, the Little, and the Little’s family. They offer training and advice to help ensure that the match is satisfying and fulfilling for everyone involved.
Additionally, every Big Brothers Big Sisters agency subscribes to a uniform set of standards and procedures. They also receive ongoing training and consultation from the Big Brothers Big Sisters national office.
Source: www. bbbs.org
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
We do this by matching adult volunteers with children, ages 6-14 years old, who need a role model. As a result, these children typically improve their school performance & attendance, make good decisions to avoid drugs, alcohol & other illegal activities as well as to develop better interpersonal relationships.
- Agency Fundraising Events, including our annual Bowl for Kids' Sake
- United Way of Western Crawford County
- Titusville Area United Way
- Contributions from Community Groups, Local Businesses and Caring Individuals
- Charity Direct: Gift a car, boat, motorcyle, RV or other vehicle to Big Brothers and Sisters and receive a tax deduction for yourself. For more information, visit www.charitydirect.com.