All children have potential, but not everyone recognizes it. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, we do. We are committed to unlocking your child’s potential and defending it.
For more than 60 years, we have been recruiting, screening, and matching at-risk youth in our community (Littles) with committed adult mentors (Bigs). We support these mentoring relationships, helping to transform the lives of thousands of children and teens (and adults!) for the better. Littles who are matched with Bigs come from a variety of backgrounds, including single-parent households, immigrant families, and more.
To demonstrate that mentoring works, a study was done for Big Brothers Big Sisters showing that kids matched with a mentor:
- Are more confident and feel better about themselves
- Are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
- Do better in school
- Get along better with their family and friends