Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston
County has been providing children with mentors since 1980. Our
service is based on a One-To-One relationship between a
volunteer and a child in need of a friend.
Volunteers serve as friends, mentors, and
role models, helping children (who are primarily from
single-parent homes) gain greater self-confidence. “Bigs”
encourage “Littles” to realize their potential and see
themselves as having happy and successful futures.
The Search Institute,
a national research firm, conducted a study examining the effect
of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring on youth and found that,
compared to their peers, Little Brothers and Little Sisters who
met with their Bigs regularly were:
- 46% less likely to start using drugs
- 27% less likely to start drinking
- 52% less likely to skip a day of
- 37% less likely to skip a class
- 1/3 less likely to hit someone
- More trusting of their parents/
- Less likely to lie
- Felt more supported and less
criticized by their peers and friends
Last year we were able to impact 482
children through mentoring; changing their lives for the better
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of this page will direct you to more information about us, what
we do, and how we do it (including our
News and Events
Celeste and August
After 12 years, our oldest Big Sister Little
Sister match is closing today, June 6th.
Little Sister August is grown up and turning 18. It's wonderful
to have know them for so many years and heart warming knowing
that they will be forever friends. Enjoy with us Celeste and
August through the years.
Big Brother Doug and Little Ben participated
in the funny photo contest.
Big Sister Ruthann and Little Sister ShyLinn are a great match
in Lunch Buddies!