As an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham (BBBS) has provided positive adult role mentors for youth through its mentoring programs since 1973. BBBS is a non-profit whose main focus is empowering Birmingham area youth. BBBS’s mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. The initiatives of BBBS bolster self-esteem and work to improve the chances that the youth served will achieve success in their academic, social, and family lives. BBBS of Greater Birmingham operates under the vision that all youth achieve their full potential.
BBBS serves youth between the ages of 7 and 18 and recruits, screens, trains, and matches volunteer mentors with youth. Each year, BBBS serves more than 1,300 youth in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, and Walker Counties.
BBBS programs help children achieve success by working to improve behaviors and overall attitudes typically associated with the three risk factors mentioned above. By concentrating on issues related to peer pressure, encouraging students to finish school, and by opening doors to new opportunities BBBS and its’ mentors are increasing the likelihood of youth achieving academic success, establishing/maintaining positive relationships, and avoiding risky behaviors.
• At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham, our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
• Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential.
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