Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California

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Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 905 N Fulton Fresno CA 93728 USA

Mission: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California helps children ages 6-18 reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships. We exist to increase levels of academic achievement, strengthen family structures and improve positive youth development.
Results: As adults, children enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program are more likely than their peers to have a 4-year degree, earn household incomes of $75,000 or greater and volunteer and donate in their communities.  As children, they do better in school, have a higher self-confidence and are less likely to get involved with risky behaviors such as drugs and alcohol.
Target demographics: Children and youth who are low-income, live in non-traditional families and/or have an incarcerated parent.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 367 (2009)
Geographic areas served: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera and Tulare Counties

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