PROGRAMS

Our mission is to provide all children facing adversity with professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever!

Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful mentorship matches between volunteers and youth ages 6-18. We then provide the training, resources and support necessary for those matches to succeed in our community-based or site-based programs.

COMMUNITY BASED

This is our traditional match in which adult mentors are paired with youth ages 6-16, with the commitment to see each other at least 4 hours per month. Each match is hand-selected by our team based on shared interests, geography and personality. Matches plan their own outings filled with things they like to do, like sports, going to the beach or making music.

CAREER CONNECTED

Our site-based programs are very similar to our community-based program, except that our team plans and leads all match activities at a set location. We have 4 distinct site-based programs – MentorU, Beyond School Walls, School-Based Mentoring and High School Bigs.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE

The Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is an invested, involved group of young professionals who support, fundraise for and raise awareness of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound. The group holds regular events throughout the year that are focused on fundraising, networking and professional development.

For more information about joining, contact us at ypc@bbbsps.org.

HOW IT WORKS

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QUALIFY

All prospective Littles for need and capacity for match success.

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RECRUIT

New volunteers through referral, marketing, social media, corporate partners and events.

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INTERVIEW

All prospective Bigs and Littles to get to know their personality and interests. We also thoroughly background check all volunteers.

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MATCH

A Big to a Little based upon multiple variables with a goal of creating a long-term friendship.

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MONITOR & SUPPORT

Bigs and Littles as they navigate life and carefully monitor the matches for safety and longevity.

Become a Big

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Graduate from High School
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Increased expectations for their future beyond high school
Increased scholastic competence 94%
Improved academic performance 81%
Higher self-esteem 94%

96% of the kids in our programs improved their sense of social acceptance

Youth in our programs are 93% less likely to use drugs

Increased academic performance 94%
Higher self-confidence 94%
Improved or maintained their sense of parental trust 89%