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BIG BROTHERS-BIG SISTERS OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth

Location

560 W LAKE ST FL 5CHICAGO, IL 60661 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Description

We have been in the Chicago area for over 50 years and since September, 2020 have been purposefully serving Lake County, IL with a dedicated Staff including Linda Lamb, Lake County Recruitment Specialist.

Our Community Based Mentoring Program:

Bigs and Littles spend quality time sharing local culture, exploring new educational opportunities, developing new skills and hobbies. Outings are on your schedule, 2-4 times a month for a minimum of 1 year.

We Measure Our Success in three areas:

Socio-Emotional Competency - Risk Behaviors Avoided/Reduced - Educational Success

Our Outcomes:

  • 100% of Littles graduate high school
  • 96% attend post-secondary education
  • 99% avoid arrest or incarceration
  • 83% improve relationships with peers

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