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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Children & Youth

Mission: The organization's mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Programs: Sidekicks: during the school year, caseworkers coordinate and supervise the site based program, a school-based initiative that pairs high-school volunteers with elementary school children during after-school hours. Homework assistance, games, snacks and important social time is supervised at schools throughout summit and medina counties. In 2013, 192 children participated at eight public schools.

community matches: big brothers and big sisters are volunteers at least 18 years of age who are willing to be a positive influence in the life of a child. These volunteers spend the amount of time required to form and maintain a relationship with children ages 6-18. The volunteers act as role models and friends to the children with the goal of increasing their self-confidence as well as being a support system for them. 126 kids were matched with volunteers in 2013.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Lise D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Summit / Medina agency of Big Brothers Big SIsters has a caring staff and board and involved volunteers, youth and parents who all focus on quality. This careful stewardship has given the agency tremendous stability in an often unstable world.

Review from Guidestar