August 15, 2018 By: Holly Kays Smoky Mountain News My car is usually something of a mess, a magnet for loose papers, empty food wrappers and an impressively random assortment of items packed for some excursion or another but never…Continue Reading
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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:
By: Cory Vaillancourt August 15, 2018 Smoky Mountain News “When I was matched with Ann in fourth grade, I had grown up with some difficulties in my life,” said Megan Galloway. “It was my thing that I went to every…Continue Reading
August 10, 2018 The Mountaineer Big Brothers and Big Sisters recently received a grant from The Fund for Haywood County for $3,141 to implement the “Bigs in Blue” program. In collaboration with the Waynesville, Canton and Clyde Police Departments and…Continue Reading