And we couldn’t do any of it without you.
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. We are the acknowledged Gold Standard for youth mentoring services.
BBBS of Palm Beach and Martin Counties is a high performance culture which emphasizes responsibility, accountability, excellence in performance and positive attitude in addressing all opportunities. Our staff is committed to helping children reach their full potential through one-to-one mentoring. Fidelity to our mission, stakeholders and volunteers is paramount to our organization. Financial accountability is advanced through transparency and governance.
Our Programs Start Something
Here’s the proof. National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are:
- More confident in their schoolwork performance
- Able to get along better with their families
- 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
- 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
- 52% less likely to skip school
This three minute presentation tells the story of Rich, a former “Little” turned “Big.” Raised by a single mother in Miami’s tough Liberty City area, Rich beat the odds, went to college and became an engineer. Rich credits his success to the fresh perspective and support offered to him by his Big Brother. Now Rich is giving back to his new Little Brother, DJ. A truly powerful story.