Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities.
Changing perspectives. Changing lives.
Simply put, Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children by adding another positive adult to their lives in the form of a mentor. We operate under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life
We make meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in Winchester City, Frederick & Clarke Counties. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of area young people.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the area’s ONLY provider of evidence-based 1-to-1 mentoring proven to improve a broad spectrum of risk factors (i.e. delinquency; alcohol, tobacco and drug use; teen pregnancy; and school dropout) while simultaneously helping children reach their highest potential.
Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
All children achieve success in life.
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