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: Provide Arizona youth facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.
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
• Educational success
We value all children and the volunteers who help them succeed in life by sharing their lives with them.
We value teamwork and collaboration. We work with our volunteers, contributors, partners and other non profit organizations to help ensure the children who turn to us have opportunities for success.
We operate as efficiently and effectively as possible, with a focus upon ethical decision making and leadership practices.
We seek diversity and inclusiveness in everything we do, so our efforts reflect the community we serve, and the children who depend upon us.
We value a culture of continuous improvement, people development and excellence.
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:
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 Venture
We are here to start something
Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.
A Little Guidance
83% of former Littles surveyed agree that their Big instilled values and principles that have guided them through life.
Real Life Story
See how we forge strong, long-lasting relationships.
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