ABOUT US

Our Mission

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children with strong and enduring professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring services in Lubbock and the South Plains area.

 

Our Vision

The vision of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to help children reach their potential in school and in life.

 

In partnership with parents/guardians and volunteers, children in our program are achieving:

  • Educational success
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Greater aspirations
  • Higher confidence
  • Healthier relationships

 

Our History

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a nation-wide federation that has been the leader in one-to-one mentoring since 1904. There are currently over 500 agencies nationwide, all working together to invest in our future- the children we serve. Our local agency has been serving the Lubbock community since 1970.

 

Originally our organization was known as Big Brothers, the agency added Big Sisters to the program in 1977. Through continuous partnerships with local school districts, community service organizations and various businesses, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been able to serve thousands of children with meaningful and life-changing professionally supported one-to-one mentoring services. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock is recognized as a 501c (3), has a governing board, completes an annual independent audit and is a community partner of Lubbock Area United Way.

 

What We Do

  • We focus on identifying children who can benefit from one-to-one mentoring services
  • We recruit, screen and prepare adult role models to become mentors
  • We create powerful matches based on interests and needs
  • We track outcomes and report the impact our program has on our community

 

Local Impact

Local data (2015) indicates that of the children enrolled in our program:

  • 98% reengaged or sought out new hobbies/interests
  • 88% were able to build a trusting relationship with at least one adult
  • 86% showed an increase in academic performance

 

Overall Impact

National research has shown a measurable impact on children’s lives. Youth enrolled in a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program showed the following:

  • 94% maintained or improved in their attitudes against risky behaviors
  • 88% maintained or improved in their parental trust
  • 85% maintained or  improved in their educational expectations

 

 

 

If you would like to learn more about our national effort, please visit our national website:

http://www.bbbsa.org

 

3416 Knoxville Avenue

Lubbock, TX 79413

(one block south of 34th & Knoxville)

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