“Me and my friend were talking about what we would get if we were going to get something tattooed on us,” Megan says cheerfully as she tosses a few cucumber seeds in her mouth and continues working to remove the…Continue Reading
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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:
One of my favorite moments of my service year was volunteering at Dana Elementary. At Dana, I had the opportunity to work with ESL learners from kindergarten to 5th grade. I worked with these students in mixed classrooms practicing reading,…Continue Reading
By: Calvin Allen, Big Brother My Little Brother Will and I, went camping at Montreat Campground a few days ago. After I picked him up, our first order of operation was to head to Black Mountain and pick up our…Continue Reading