The mission of Family Services of NW PA is to strengthen families and transform lives.
One of the longest standing programs offered by Family Services of NW PA is the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NW PA: The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
The vision is that all children achieve success in life.
By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community, the Big Brothers Big Sisters program ensures that each child in our program achieves:
Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
Avoidance of risky behaviors
History: For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that every child has the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.