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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington

Joined in August 2019

About Us

Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. We are committed to helping children access their own resourcefulness and their own resiliency in order to realize their fullest potential. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through 18. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Our Mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

BBBS of SW WA serves the 5 counties of Thurston, Lewis, Pacific, Mason, and Grays Harbor.

  • 79% of Littles receive free/reduced lunch
  • 72% of Littles live in a single parent/guardian homes
  • 35% of Littles are children of color

After one year in the program:

  • 94% of Littles are confident they will finish high school
  • 99% of Littles avoided risky behaviors
  • 88% of Littles reported doing well in their school grades
  • 69% of Littles felt socially accepted by their peers

Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. We are committed to helping children access their own resourcefulness and their own resiliency in order to…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Family
  • Volunteering

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