Changing perspectives. Changing lives.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada believes that every child has the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 14, in our community. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of youth.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.
Our Programs Start SomethingHere's the proof. National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are:
1Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures
We are here to start something
Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.
A Little Guidance
83% of former Littles surveyed agree their Big instilled values and principles that guided them through life. Read More
Real Life Story
See how we forge strong, long-lasting relationships.
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