Did You Know?

Agency Facts:

  • That Big Brothers Big Sisters is the largest youth mentoring organization of its kind?
  • That over 900 children were served in 2011?
  • That the agency has mentored children in this community for over 40 years beginning in 1969?
  • That there are currently over 30 boys waiting for a Big Brothers in Dalton, Whitfield, and Murray counties?
  • That parents, volunteers and children participating in the program, overwhelmingly report a positive experience?

Program Outcome Facts:

  • That Littles in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program have higher levels of social acceptance by their peers?
  • That Littles in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program have higher levels of scholastic competence?
  • That Littles in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program improve their grades?
  • That Littles in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program have more greater levels of parental trust?
  • That Littles in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program have greater concern for peers and the community?

Getting Involved Facts:

  • That it only takes a couple of hours a week to improve the life of a child through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program?
  • That it costs no money to make a difference in the life of a child?
  • That Big Brothers Big Sisters takes great care in matching mentors with children who share similar interests, hobbies and personality traits?
  • That once you become a Big in the program, professional support staff are available to help you through any questions or concerns regarding your match relationship?
  • That Bigs do not have to have any specialized training or experience to be a positive influence in the life of a child?
  • That you can sign up to be a Big Brother or Big Sister by clicking here or donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Georgia Mountains by clicking here?
  • Children matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister show improvements in confidence, academic performance and competence in just one year.

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