• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Alabama Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Alabama


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Mission Statement

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 matches caring adults with children for one hour each week in school. They read together, play board games or just talk. Children benefit; adults feel like a kid again.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides opportunities for volunteers of all ages to be friends to children who need extra time and attention to succeed in school and with family and peers. Volunteers are needed as both school-based mentors to children whose teachers have referred them for individualized one-on-one concentrated time and community-based mentors to children whose families believe they will benefit from one-to-one time in the community. Typically, an hour each week talking about what is on the child's mind, reading the newspaper together or puzzling over a class assignment, has a positive impact on the child's attitude about school and academic achievement, while putting a little fun and extra meaning into the volunteer's day and week. Volunteers enroll through Big Brothers Big Sisters and following an interview, references and a background check, are oriented to their local school/community and introduced to a little brother or little sister by BBBS staff. Regular support is available to assure that the relationship builds over time, and any logistical problems are resolved.


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