83% to $2,000,000
All children benefit from a nurturing environment and will blossom with the support of strong role models who can teach them and encourage them. BBBS is a special organization because it invests in each individual child’s needs. Only BBBS is built around a one-on-one partnership between a professionally selected mentor and a child facing adversity. It is a process that absolutely works, leading to improved relationships with peers and family, avoidance of risky behaviors, and academic success.
Our BBBS has demonstrated steady program growth over the past couple of years. Today, 700 children and their families from Forsyth and Davie counties actively receive services from the agency. This wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of more than 500 caring volunteers. Even with these great outcomes, at any given time, BBBS will have over 100 children waiting for a mentor.
They need our help.
The Big Picture campaign will fund the move of Big Brothers Big Sister Services to a new facility to unite our stakeholders in one place. A welcoming facility will advance all facets of our work, and will help share our mission and how as a community we can help children facing adversity. With space for fun and safe entertainment, recreation, and educational programming, BBBS will be able to thoroughly connect the dots between our former and current volunteers (Bigs), children (Littles) and their families, our donors and the community.
The Big Picture campaign has four goals:
- Immediately Serve The Children on the Waiting List - More than 100 children are waiting for a mentor
- Increase High School Graduation Rates - Children paired with a BBBS Mentor graduate at a rate of 96%!
- Focus on Reading Metrics and Address Summer Learning Loss - Our onsite summer enrichment programs help to bridge the gap with learning loss and
- Improve Family Engagement and Provide Leadership on Trauma Informed Care - Our BBBS team is trained to provide services related to the impact of childhood trauma and violence on families and our community.
Learn About Our Campaign
Honorary Cabinet Members
Jim Einstein, Chair
Nancy and Ed Pleasants
Campaign Cabinet Members
Ben Hough, Chair