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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.

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83% of former Littles surveyed agree that their Big instilled values and principles that have guided them through life.

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Changing perspectives. Changing lives.

For more than 37 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, throughout Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard and Lake Counties, FL.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida Mission is to help at-risk youth reach their greatest potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable impact.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.

Our Programs Start Something

Here's the proof. National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs, youth 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.1

The outcomes achieved by youth in Central Florida are even more impressive.  In the past year, nearly 700 at-risk youth participated in our programs and achieved the following outcomes:

  • 100% avoided substance abuse
  • 93% improved their academic performance
  • 98% increased their self-esteem
  • 94% resisted delinquency
  • 92% improved their school attendance
  • 89% were promoted to the next grade level2
  • 95% improved their overall behavior

 

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1Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures

2Results from lowest 20% academically performing students - results are higher than overall statewide averages

 

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