Have You Heard of Big Brothers Big Sisters?
YNPN Milwaukee's February Featured Nonprofit Partner
What is the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters?
To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
How can individuals and organizations get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters?
We are always looking for ways to bring awareness to the importance of mentoring. Interested individuals can help by becoming mentors, sharing our mission with their friends and family, or host a recruitment event at their place of employment, church, or social group.
What impact does Big Brothers Big Sisters hope to have on the Milwaukee Community? How does Big Brothers Big Sisters measure its success?
We have over 1,300 youth in our program annually that we serve in mentoring relationships.
Last year our mentors delivered over 100,000 hours of service.
Evaluation shows Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee has a measurable, positive impact on children. Here’s how Big Brothers Big Sisters relationships improved the lives of Little Brothers and Little Sisters in 2014:
• 79% improved educational expectations
• 70% improved attitudes towards risky behavior
• 81% improved social skills like higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
What can we look for from Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2016?
In 2016, BBBS of Metro Milwaukee expects to impact more local youth by increasing our number of mentors, beginning with our 100 Bigs in 100 Days Recruitment Campaign. We are actively working with other mentoring agencies to increase the awareness around mentoring and energize the community to become mentors. We look forward to strengthening our partnerships with the Milwaukee Bucks, the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools, and local mentoring agencies to enhance the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative set forth by President Obama in 2014.
Want to learn more? Connect with Big Brothers Big Sisters below!