This year’s event kicked off with an address from Erwin High School student and 5-year Little AJ—who took to the podium for his first ever public speaking engagement where he shared his thoughts and perspectives around the theme of…Continue Reading
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We select and match mentors with children facing adversity and provide ongoing activities, training and support services to sustain a successful match relationship and lasting connection. By making a donation, you help expand what’s possible for WNC’s youth. You help change the life of a child for the better, forever.Learn MoreDonate Now
We see it everyday. In the stories our Bigs and Littles tell and in research studies: mentoring works. When you mentor, you change the life of a child and make a lasting positive impact on your community.
From building self confidence and improving academic achievement to connecting them with experiences that they otherwise would never have accessed—when children and teens have the influence of a caring adult, they are more likely to avoid risky behaviors, have higher aspirations and focus on what they’re capable of.
BBBS WNC Littles Improvement During the 2016-2017 School Year
Improved in Self-Confidence
IMPROVED IN Academic Performance
IMPROVED IN Behavior at School
When compared to their non-mentored peers, Littles are:
After a few minutes of free play in the beautiful fresh sunshine, the group gathers in a circle on the hardwood floors inside. Chandler, one of the Warren Wilson student coordinators of Kids On Campus asks the group to…Continue Reading
For the program’s pilot year, in-school ‘Big Groups’ were offered at Asheville, Enka, Erwin and Owen middle schools and after-school groups at Burton Street Community Center, Stephens Lee and Montford Recreation Centers. Throughout the seven group mentoring sites, 24…Continue Reading