The last week of the 2017-2018 school year provided for a lot of “Great Story” moments! With the EOGs over, students and teachers alike across both Vance and Jones Elementary were in a relieved and celebratory mood all week.…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:
I have been working with a student all year and he is a great kid. He has a rough home life and he is very defensive all the time. I have tried all year to break through that hard…Continue Reading
A few weeks ago, Terrell arrived back in the States from a momentous study abroad semester in New Zealand. Now a senior at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, Mwetta was fulfilling the study abroad graduation requirement for…Continue Reading