• Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee


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Mission Statement

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


Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee has been transforming the lives of children since 1970. We are a member agency of the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States, consisting of more than 350 agencies nationwide.

Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.

We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Educational success

Big Brothers Big Sisters is committed to enhancing our role in being a part of a collaborative system of support that leads to positive outcomes for East Tennessee’s youth. We partner with families, donors, volunteers, schools, government, and other organizations to provide children facing adversity with the tools they need to not only succeed, but thrive. Research demonstrates that Big Brothers Big Sisters evidenced based programs helps children stay in school and out of trouble.

To ensure we are able to effectively and efficiently address children’s needs long into the future, we are focusing on building and strengthening our relationships with key educational and juvenile justice partners. Together we will create stronger families, better schools, and safer communities.



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Would you recommend Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee?

by Marcus T. from Knoxville, TN (2008-09-12 18:27:40.0)
This is a great opportunity to get out into the community and make a change in a childs life. Most of the children go through alot of things in their life and being a big brother or Big Sister can make a change. So lets make a difference by helping the children of the future