Building friendships. Changing lives.
Since 1970 we have helped thousands of young people in the North Bay grow up to be happy, successful, contributing members of our community by providing a professionally supported mentor to each child in need.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay is a donor and volunteer supported organization that provides adult mentors to children in Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties who need caring role models in their lives - a friend, guide and supporter who can expand their horizons and get them on a lifelong path for success.
History of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay
The Need in the North Bay
Our agency is in urgent need for financial support to help us meet the growing need for services in our community and fund our professional counseling staff that recruits, trains, and supports our matches. We have over 165 children waiting to be matched, mostly boys. It is imperative that we provide Big Brothers and Big Sisters for these kids facing adversity. There's often a misconception that families in Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties are wealthy and have few problems. Unfortunately, the North Bay is home to thousands of families in need of our services.
History of National Big Brothers Big Sisters
Our Mission - As the nation's premier mentoring organization, our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Our Vision - Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.
Our Statement of Accountability - We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:
Our Logic Model
Our Strategic Plan can be downloaded here as a pdf.
Our Programs Start Something BIG
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 Ventures
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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