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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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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
July 21, 2021

Hiring: Corporate Partnerships & Special Events Manager, check out the job posting below!

The Corporate Partnerships and Special Events Manager is a full-time position that is responsible for maintaining and growing a special event portfolio and developing and supporting important corporate relationships that result in both funding and volunteers. This position reports directly to the Chief Development and Marketing Officer.

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July 16, 2021

Hiring: Workplace Mentoring Coordinator, Check out the job posting below!

The Workplace Mentoring Coordinator position is a full-time position responsible for the design, implementation, and support of the BBBSGC workplace mentoring program. The Beyond School Walls workplace mentoring program is for middle and high school age youth and workplace volunteers. The primary function of this position is to implement the program to ensure child safety, positive impacts for youth, constructive and lasting mentoring relationships between youth participants (Littles) and workplace volunteers (Bigs) and a strong sense of affiliation with BBBS on the part of volunteers.

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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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