or go to Big Brothers and Sisters of Crawford County, Inc. to see our latest events,
postings and potential opportunities for you to become involved with our local children!
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.
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.