Who says there’s nothing to do in the winter? Despite the cold wet weather, our Polk Bigs have kept their Littles engaged with fun activities. Big Sister Susie is teaching her Little Sister Malia how to ride her favorite horse…Continue Reading
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina builds Friendships with a Purpose transform two lives: that of the Little and that of the Big Brother or Big Sister. Dorian was a Little in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for twelve years. His Big Brothers Nathan was there for him through thick and thin—committed to Dorian’s success. Years later, when Nathan faced immense challenges and hardship in his own life—Dorian was his most committed friend. Listen to their story here:
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:
L is a sweet (but very stubborn) first-grader that I have been working with for a couple of months now. We work together three days a week on math and reading. From what I can tell, after talking with L,…Continue Reading
(This was written by Sara Basile, program and community outreach coordinator for Buncombe County.) NC Arboretum Eco Explorers, Saturday March 16 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the education center. Match gets in free for the day by showing their BBBS…Continue Reading