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Big Brothers-Big Sisters Of The National Capital Area

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Nonprofit Overview

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

Mission: To help at risk children achieve full potential through professionally supported 1 to 1 mentoring relationships with screened & trained adults.

Programs: One to one community and school based mentoring: these programs are one-to-one service in which a big brother or big sister commits to spending weekly time with a little brother or little sister. This includes mentoring children of prisoners and children of military families. Approximately 700 children, mentors & single parents(s)/guardians(s) benefited in fiscal year 2014.

building positive futures: this program's focus is the prevention of teen pregnancy. The support services include a variety of teaching methods designed to engage the participants in after-school activities. Approximately 400 participants benefited from this program in fiscal year 2014.

hermanos y hermanas mayores: this program aims to assist latino youth develop into responsible adults through bilingual staff that understand their culture and are positive role models. These services benefited approximately 500 participants in fiscal year 2014.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jolie B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

BBBS has provided not only a mentor for my son, but a life-long friend who has really become like family. They have been matched for five years now and BBBS has shown nothing but care, fun and professionalism. Our involvement with BBBS has been one of the best things to happen to our family!