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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Results: The organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors.

Target demographics: Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. Headquartered in Philadelphia with a network of about 370 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 250,000 children.

Programs: Brand development includes the information delivered to the agencies via conferences, meetings, and training sessions. Also, bbbsa supports the local staff and board in development for further bbbsa visibility and impact.

program development: bbbsa works with agencies to develop programs and tools for agency use. This category also includes a learning and support function.

agency development: this category includes grants to agencies. Also includes field-based staff that engaged in direct support to the agencies.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donna O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a former recrutier for BBBS, I had the priviledge of seeing the magic that happens when a caring adult is willing to give a few hours a week to a child who just needs someone in their life to befriend them. Each match provides an opportunity for a life changing relationship! Thanks to each and everyone of you, past, present and future Big Brothers and Big Sisters!