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 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Vision: all children achieve success in life.
Mission: to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Accountability: by partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:
Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
Avoidance of risky behaviors
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:
more confident in their schoolwork performance
able to get along better with their families
46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
27% less likely to begin using alcohol
52% less likely to skip school
To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters programs that your donation supports, to find information on volunteering or sign a child up for the program in your area please check out the links below:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico
Coverage Area - Bernalillo, Valencia, Cibola, Socorro, Torrance and Sandoval Counties
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico in San Juan County
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico
Coverage Area - Chavez, Eddy, Curry Roosevelt, Lee and Lincoln Counties
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mountain Region (Northern NM)
Coverage Area - Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Taos, Colfax, Union, Mora, Harding, San Miguel, and McKinley Counties and the town of Grants
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mountain Region (Southwestern NM)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico in Otero County