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Our Vision: That all children achieve success in life.
Our Mission: To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
We want to see BIG changes in the lives of children across the state of Alaska. Every day, we see and hear stories about how lives are being changed through a simple, professionally supported relationship between a child and a caring adult.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska strengthens our communities by providing mentors to all children who need and want a caring adult role model - special friends who can help them expand their horizons, realize their potential and enrich their futures - changing their lives.
Bigs provide the additional guidance and support needed to keep a child on the right path toward promise and possibility. Mentoring is about prevention, and provides children with the tools to grow and succeed in a consistent, positive environment.
Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is simple. It’s sharing time, energy and friendship with a child in need. There is no special expertise required ~ and our volunteer mentors often times get back much more than they give!
Our Mentoring Works
National research has shown that the positive relationships between youth and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters have a direct and measurable impact on children's lives. Little Brothers and Sisters are:
- More confident in their schoolwork performance
- Able to get along better with their families
- 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
- 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
- 52% less likely to skip school