BIG BROTHERS & BIG SISTERS
Coordinator: Hector Martinez
Staff Contact: Juan del Hierro
Through a partnership with this national organization, we offer you the chance to mentor a boy or girl in our local community and to share your love with a child in need.
For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami has been securing our future by matching at-risk kids with committed mentors who invest their perspective and time to awaken each child to new possibilities – making Miami a more incredible place for incredible kids to grow up.
However, their waiting list includes 1,000 kids from Miami's neediest neighborhoods. 60% of those are boys in need of a Big Brother.
The Impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring (from the BBBS website):
After more than 50 years in Miami, we’ve seen that the Big Brothers Big Sisters approach to 1:1 mentoring works. It changes the lives of the Littles being mentored, as well as the life of the Big developing a relationship with his or her little. We’ve seen underperforming students transform to valedictorians, lack of direction transform to purpose, and hopelessness turn into possibility.
Research from the 2014-2015 academic year demonstrate the tangible impact of the Big Brothers Big Sisters approach to mentoring – and can offer a sense for the “return” on your investment of time or financial resources.
- 87.29% of students improved or maintained academic performance
- 76.27% of students improved or maintained school attendance
- 94.41% of students showed improvement in behavioral evaluation
- 99.66% of students were promoted to the next grade level
And of course, there’s also the immeasurable, intangible but invaluable emotional impact of the program on its participants.
Please fill out the form below and our Big Brothers Big Sisters Team Coordinator will contact you as soon as possible.