Mentoring works to transform lives and prevent risky behaviors. At its most basic level, mentoring can guarantee to a young person that he or she has someone who cares about them. Without a positive adult role model demonstrating healthy lifestyles, youth are at greater risk than their peers for developing the same behaviors they witness every day in their communities. Big Brothers Big Sisters works to ensure every child is on the right path. We match youth in strong lasting relationships through one of the following programs:
- Community-Based Mentoring
- School-Based Mentoring
- Camino al Exito (Road to Success)
- Children of Prisoners
- Military Mentoring Program
- “Big” For A Day
- Columbus Scholars Project
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley (BBBSCV), a program of The Family Center, is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen our community. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.
We believe that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters live in single-parent and low-income families, or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”).
By providing a system of ongoing evaluation and support, Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven by independent studies to help families. This system improves the odds that Littles will perform better in school, avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others. Based in Columbus, Georgia, with a satellite office in LaGrange, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley serves nearly 500 children annually.