Our Vision: That all children achieve success in life
Our Mission: Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationship that change their lives for the better, forever.
Welcome to Big Brothers Big Sisters, where little moments truly can make big magic. Big Brothers Big Sisters is about one-to-one friendships, but is made up of a community of caring and giving people; hundreds of thousands strong; changing what it means for children to grow up in America—You really don't have to change your life to impact theirs.
Accountability Statement: We partner with parents/guardians, volunteersand others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieveing:
- Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
- Avoidance of risky behaviors
- Educational success
Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures.
Our Story. . .
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the premier national mentoring organization and for more than 100 years has been matching caring mentors with children. This tradition is reflected in Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s mission statement which reads, in part:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Madisonville-Hopkins Co. has been providing one-to-one services since 1987. As a Big Brothers Big Sisters of America affiliate, we are committed to the standard of excellence set forth by our predecessors and benefit from the technical support and expertise of a proven organization who has been a pioneer in mentoring programs.
The Community, Site Based and High School Buddy Mentoring Programs were developed by Big Brothers Big Sisters to allow qualified volunteers to become mentors to at-risk children and youth. The primary goal of these programs is to give children between the ages of 6 and 12 the opportunity to improve their learning skills and self-esteem through individualized attention.
Big Brothers Big Sisters has over 100 years of experience training mentors and identifying at-risk youth. The agency is respected in Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties and we have the support of community leaders. Teachers, principals, school counselors, and parents are also very accommodating of the both programs.