“LB” Is a sweet second grader who lives with a difficult and unfortunate home situation. He is a very hyper little boy who craves attention twenty-four hours a day—however, due to his behavior and compulsive actions, he is often ignored…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:
During my daily service at school in Western North Carolina, I assist in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. I conduct one-on-one academic assistance sessions within the classroom and help the teachers manage behavioral problems that arise. While I…Continue Reading
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