60+ Yearsof Success

For 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami (BBBSM) has seen the remarkable impact of one-to-one mentoring on the lives of children.  We work diligently to foster a long-standing relationship with our mentors and children by providing ongoing support to the Big, the Little, and the Little’s family. Through this nurturing relationship, we have witnessed how lives are transformed for the better.

74%
of BBBSM Matches reach the critical 12-month mark

Studies have shown that the impact of mentoring takes place at the 12-month mark of a relationship. Studies have also shown that the longer a match lasts, the greater the positive effects of the mentoring relationship. With 74% of all Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami (BBBSM) matches reaching the 12-month mark – more than half of which reach the five-year anniversary – BBBSM has demonstrated programming that results in long-lasting, positive impacts on BBBSM Littles.

Every year, BBBSM partners with

Hundreds of schools

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Even more corporate partners

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Hundreds of community organizations to serve over 4,000 Littles.

Of these Littles:

  • 88% maintain or improve academic performance
  • 94% maintain or improve their attitudes toward risky behaviors
  • 88% maintain or improve in social acceptance
  • 99.6% are promoted to the next grade or graduate from high school
  • 100% avoid the criminal justice system

Of those Littles who graduate from high school:

  • 96% enroll in college or a trade/vocational school
  • Hundreds receive scholarships from BBBSM or BBBSM partners with $500,000 in scholarships awarded every year

Click here to download the 2017-2018 BBBSM impact report.