About Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley
Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley (BBBS) creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Since 1958, this organization has provided school-based mentoring and community-based mentoring programs for youths age 6 and up in Montgomery, Miami, Preble and Greene counties in and around Dayton, OH.
When youth have a caring adult volunteer mentor, or Big, they are more likely to stay in school, avoid substance use, and make positive choices in their life. They are more likely to graduate ready to join the workforce, enroll in college or pursue a skilled trade.
A Big is more than just a friend to their Little – they are a role model. When you volunteer as a Big, you’ll be building a healthy and positive relationship with a young person, helping them develop the tools needed to succeed. You will be there to cheer their successes, support them through challenges, and help them reach their full potential.
Child safety and youth protection is the first priority for BBBS. Prospective Bigs undergo a personal interview and comprehensive background check. Once a Big and Little are matched, BBBS staff provides supervision, coaching and advice to ensure positive outcomes.
Volunteer mentoring is one of the most efficient and cost-effective prevention strategies available for young people today. As a non-profit organization, BBBS depends on support from caring individuals and businesses.
Here are the top three ways to support their mission:
- Make a one-time or monthly financial contribution
- Become a Big
- Encourage your employees to mentor in our mentoring program
Whether you wish to donate or become a Big, BBBS welcomes you with open arms. Call (937) 220-6850 to learn more about volunteer mentoring opportunities or visit their website today.