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Help Change Children's Lives for the Better, Forever
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We inspire children to achieve and strengthen our community through volunteer activism. And we couldn’t do any of it without you–our valued donors, volunteers and community partners.
Our mission is to help children facing adversity in Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Solano Counties change their lives for the better through the power of one-to-one mentoring. For more than 40 years, our agency has provided carefully screened, trained volunteer mentors to our community’s most at-risk youth, breaking cycles of poverty, drugs and violence.
As one of the 350 independent 501(c) affiliate organizations of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, we use 110+ years of best practices, safety standards, training and evaluation models that ensures positive results. That's why we are voted the #1 Non Profit for At-Risk Youth by GuideStar's Philanthropedia.
The Youth We Serve
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay currently serves 450 children, ages 6-17, in Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties. 90% of our youth come from low income, single parent homes, are in foster care, or have an incarcerated parent.
Our Mentoring Program WorksOne of the most important factors in a child’s success is a positive adult role model. Our professional counselors support the volunteer, child and the child’s family throughout the relationship. This long-term commitment is unique to our program and is what makes our program so powerful. We are accountable for each child in our program achieving: Educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships.
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