At Big Brothers Big Sisters we build relationships and brighter futures for children in Forsyth County. Only 71% of Forsyth County 9th graders will graduate from high school in four years. Statistics like this are bad for our community and more importantly, bad for our children. Early intervention in elementary school is integral in establishing critical foundations for grade to grade promotion, engagement, and ultimately high school graduation.
With our Site-Based Program Big Brothers and Sisters spend time with their Little Brother or Sister at school and are paired with students referred by school personnel and/or parents/guardians. We offer opportunities in elementary, middle, and high schools across the county. In this program, Bigs can eat lunch, play games, read, or simply talk with their Little. This program is relationship driven and volunteers are encouraged to remain matched with the child throughout their school-age years.