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Could your little one use a big?

It all starts with the right role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a relationship with one. For over 100 years, due in large part to private donations, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match, and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country.

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Parents

You know what’s best for your child. So we’ll need your help from the start, providing information about your child’s strengths and needs, and ultimately approving the Big Brother or Big Sister match. But your role doesn’t end there.
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Our impact

A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:
✓ are more confident
✓ are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
✓ do better in school
✓ get along better with their family and friends
✓ feel better about themselves*
*Tierney, 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
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Child safety

Safety from the start

Making the best possible match between Little and Big is critical to the growth and development of a child. But before we begin the matching process, we start by thoroughly screening potential Bigs. Your child's safety is extremely important to us. Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer in our program, and every relationship is closely monitored and supported by a professionally trained match coordinator.

Big Brothers and Sisters National Standards of Excellence require each volunteer to complete an extensive screening process that includes:

✓ Completion of a formal written application
✓ Background and reference checks
✓ An in-person interview
✓ An orientation and training process that outlines the individualized needs
of your child and provides information and resources on how to encourage your child's development
April 21, 2021

BBBS of Greater Chattanooga establishes a Diversity Task Force led by a newly created position – Diversity Partnerships Manager

Edward Ellis, III began his work with BBBSGC in 2014.

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March 31, 2021

Chattanooga Matches named as the 2021 Tennessee Bigs & Littles of the Year

Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies honor two outstanding matches: Big Brother/Little Brother and Big Sister/Little Sister to serve as the statewide representatives for the National Big/Little of the Year Awards held in late June

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January 22, 2021

Tennessee Department of Human Services Announces $1 Million in Grants to Area Big Brothers Big Sisters Affiliates

Grant dollars will serve the needs of parents and their children across East Tennessee

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