Melba Cantu and Isabella were matched in March of 2016 at a local elementary school in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ School-Based program. Isabella needed a extra support with her math and—being an employee of GE Avitation—Melba had the skills…Continue Reading
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With the help of thousands of volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters, we’ve been transforming children’s lives through professionally-supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships for 35 years.Become a Big!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina is a United Way Agency.
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. This fall, we’re holding our most expansive mentor recruitment drive to date: 100 Mentors in 100 Days.
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:
Each semester, AmeriCorps collects “Great Stories” from our members throughout the region about their experiences assisting regional youth in their classrooms. This month’s story comes from Erin Dooley , reflecting on her experience during the Fall 2017 semester: On my…Continue Reading
But, have you ever noticed that—with the exception of the Parkway and ridge tops—how long those green leaves seem to hold out as October wears on? The truth of the matter is—unless you’re up in high country, peak leaf…Continue Reading