Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada

Hundreds of children are waiting for a caring adult mentor

Established in 2001, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that give them the tools to succeed in life. Our mentoring program is backed by 111 years of experience, proven success and positive outcomes. By pairing youth with caring adult mentors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada contributes to brighter futures, better schools and stronger communities for all.

Are you ready for the most exciting fundraiser in northern Nevada?

Over The Edge is a unique and thrilling way for you and your company, friends, or family to support the life-changing work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada. If you crave adventure and want to help children facing adversity in our community, then Over The Edge is for you!

WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

WHERE: From the roof of the Grand Sierra Resort! 

Contact Wendy Firestone at wfirestone@bbbsnn.org with any questions.

How does Big Brothers Big Sisters help Kasaius?

Matching

When Big Brothers Big Sisters works to match a Little with a Big, we take into account the needs, personality, interests, and goals of both the child and the adult volunteer. We introduce the Little and his or her family to the Big slowly and make sure everyone is fully committed to the match before it is made official. Little Brother Kasaius is outgoing and up for anything, so he needed a Big who was creative and had a variety of interests.

Relationship Management

Children like Kasaius get the most out of their one-to-one relationship with their Big when the Big, the parent or guardian, and the child talk openly with their Match Support Specialist. Working as part of the team helping the child succeed, the Match Support Specialist can help identify problems, brainstorm solutions, and connect the family with essential services.

Activities

When Kasaius’ Big Brother saw the email from BBBS saying that there were spots open in a free acting class, he jumped at the chance to take Kasaius. BBBS affiliates across the country provide activities for Bigs and Littles and also alert Bigs to opportunities in the community. This enables Bigs to get to know other Bigs, who might be experiencing similar things and who might have great suggestions for more new activities.

Screening and Training

Child safety is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ highest priority. To achieve the highest standards possible, we work constantly to review and strengthen our background check systems as new best practices in the industry emerge. We also make sure our Bigs and our staff have the training and resources they need to help Littles on their path to success.

In the News

Asset 36: Peaceful Conflict Resolution

Conflict happens and should not be ignored.  Instead of expecting teachers or others to intervene, we need to teach children how to solve problems themselves.  Two techniques that adults can…

BBBSNN Featured on Mornings on Fox 11

Our CEO Liza Maupin and Board Member Ben Nelson sit down with Melissa Matheny from…

Asset 6: Parental Involvement in Schooling

Kids do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives. Bigs can…

Asset 23: Creative Activities

The arts for fun and learning Whether it’s Mozart or the Rolling Stones, Picasso or…

TMCC Welding Department Repairs BBBSNN Donation Bins

Thank you TMCC Welding Department! A BIG THANK YOU to TMCC’s Welding Department for repairing…