Causes: Children & Youth
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
Programs: Made grants to big brothers big sisters of central california as required by the bylaws.
scholarships granted to qualifying current or former mentees (littles) and high school aged mentors (bigs)