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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
October 24, 2022

Hiring: Program Manager

The Program Manager is a full-time position that works with the Chief Program Officer to provide exceptional leadership to the Match Support team. This includes providing guidance on how to deliver quality customer service and match support to volunteers, youth, and their families during their match period. This position collaborates with the Program Leadership Team and provides input on strategic planning, continuous improvement, and other needs that add value to the overall success of the agency. Responsible for ensuring that programming is consistent with the agency’s mission, policies, and procedures and aligns with BBBSA’s National Standards and the strategic goals for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga.

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October 4, 2022

Hiring: Recruitment and Enrollment Manager

The Enrollment and Recruitment Manager is a full-time position that works to provide exceptional leadership and customer service to the enrollment and recruitment team as well as families and volunteers enrolling in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs. This includes delivering quality customer service and enrollment services to volunteers, youth, and their families during their enrollment period. This position collaborates with the Program Leadership Team and provides input on strategic planning, continuous improvement, and other needs that add value to the overall success of the agency.

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September 15, 2022

Enrique Davey Reflects on Hispanic Heritage Month

My name is Enrique, and currently, I am the only Bilingual Match Support Specialist on the team. A personal reason behind applying for this job was to be able to connect with Hispanic families in our community, as I have recently moved to the Greater Chattanooga area. As part of my job, I regularly speak with families who trust us in working alongside them, their kids, and our volunteers. From the start, I noticed that even though there are only a handful of Hispanic families in our Community-Based program, all of them have been part of it for several years, which made me wonder what the reasons behind this were.

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