Oh, and it was quite a swashbuckling event with teams of pirates from all walks: Peter Pan pirates, peg-legged, eye-patched, hook-handed pirates—mateys and trifecta-adorned captains. Dagger-wielding, gold-hoop hanging pirates. Oh, and thanks to Johnny Depp—there was no shortage of…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.
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:
Jill is one of my favorite students— but she’s also one of the most reluctant learners I have ever encountered! She has low self-esteem and has conditioned herself not to try at anything—no matter what it is. Jill has no…Continue Reading
With five ABA teams registering—including two from Green Man Brewing, Hi-Wire, Bhramari and The Wedge Brewery, and the amazingly entertaining local comedian Drew McDermott MC’ing—we had a blast, and raised money to support local kids getting the support of a caring…Continue Reading