From Mountain Xpress, January 11, 2018—READ FULL ARTICLE HERE By: Jordan Foltz It was three years into his mentoring experience in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ community program that Nathan Brown received a phone call about his “Little Brother,” Dorian Palmer,…Continue Reading
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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:
In December, Burke County Big Sister Sharon McLaughlin took her Little Sister Gabby on an inspiring an educational activity with horses at Successful Strides! Here are Sharon’s reflections on the experience: My Little Sister and I recently went to Successful Strides, where…Continue Reading
From The Mountaineer, January 3, 2018 Read the full article in the Mountaineer HERE Kevin Sandefur’s involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) began long before he hosted the first annual Corn Hole Tournament to benefit the organization at…Continue Reading