IMPORTANT Jan 1, 2017: BBBS Mailing Address has changed, still serve the same communities, new mailing address P.O. Box 393 Truckee CA 96160, March 6, 2018 Western Nevada County Program mailing address P.O. Box 1362 Grass Valley CA 95945, Physical address 236 South Church St Grass Valley CA 95945 inside the United Methodist Offices
Congrats to our two latest matches
Police officers who wish to participate in the program meet with their Littles one hour a week while on duty and do various fun activities of their choosing in the community as well as taking them out to lunch during school lunch break at Alder Creek Middle School in Truckee!
Miles for Mentoring bicycle challenge September 9, 2018…
2018 10th Annual…donate today, support the riders and 100% of proceeds benefit BBBS. Hardy Bullock and crew are at it again for the tenth year!
Grass Valley/Nevada City Kitchen Tour November 3, 2018, Tour luxurious and fascinating kitchens, enjoy cooking demonstrations and more! Tix on sale on now, $35 until Labor Day and $40 after and day of
Bowl for Kids Sake March 9, 2019 50’s theme
Be a part of something BIG!
Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
All children achieve success in life.
By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:
- Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
- Avoidance of risky behaviors
- Educational success
In real life, who do you turn to?
9 million kids in America are growing up without an answer to this question. They make everyday choices that lead up to life’s big decisions without enough guidance and support – the kind most of us count on. Every kid should have someone to turn to. Join the movement, Mentor IN REAL LIFE.
Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in our program, were:
- 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
- 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
- 52% less likely to skip school
- 37% less likely to skip a class
- 33% less likely to hit someone
They also found that the Littles were more confident of their performance in schoolwork and getting along better with their families.
The impact of mentoring
We at Big Brothers Big Sisters have so much to be thankful for: our community, our Bigs and our DONORS! It takes a community to help kids feel safe and secure; helping them feel a part of our community and giving them a sense of belonging. You help give that sense of belonging when you support the mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
It costs $100 a month to maintain one match, so a monthly donation of any amount helps to support the work of mentoring in our community. And making donations through our PayPal account is easy and secure.
Quotes from the children we serve:
“My Big Brother really listens to me”
“I get to do stuff that I never did before”
“My Big just makes me feel better when I’m around him”
These are just a few of the comments our staff receive from our Little Brothers, Little Sisters and Little Pals.
60% of the children we serve come from single parent households, whether through divorce, a death of a parent or due to incarceration or abuse. It can be heartbreaking.
Match Advantage Program
Thank you Woodward Tahoe for your partnership in giving our matches two-for-one admissions. What a great way to spend some time together. Check it out www.woodwardtahoe.com
If you are local business that would like to participate in our match advantage program, download this form to give our matches a discount at your business. Thank you for giving back!
Thank you to our major sponsors