So many ways to get started

Looking to get involved? Whether you’re interested in enrolling your child, donating, or stepping up as a Big, Big Brothers Big Sisters offers several types of programs in our community.

Programs

BIG MEETS LITTLE

Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Starting something begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little. Making these matches, and performing all the background work involved with them, is possible because of donations from people like you. It’s also why we’re able to offer such a wide variety of youth mentoring programs that pair children, ages 6 to 14, with role models in one-to-one relationships.

Core programs

Site - Based Programs

Our Bigs come from diverse backgrounds just like our Littles. They are regular people, just like you. You don’t need any special degrees or job skills. You just have to want to positively impact a young person. Role models come in all shapes and sizes, and you could be a perfect fit.

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Community - Based Programs

Our Bigs come from diverse backgrounds just like our Littles. They are regular people, just like you. You don’t need any special degrees or job skills. You just have to want to positively impact a young person. Role models come in all shapes and sizes, and you could be a perfect fit.

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Special programs

Bigs In Blue

Bigs in Blue is a one-to-one mentoring program that connects youth with police in communities throughout our nation, building strong, trusting, lasting relationships. These relationships can help build stronger bonds between law enforcement and the families they serve.

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UTC Bigs

UTC Bigs is an organization on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga that provides students with an opportunity to positively impact the youth of our community through an affiliation with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga.

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Beyond school walls

Our Bigs come from diverse backgrounds just like our Littles. They are regular people, just like you. You don’t need any special degrees or job skills. You just have to want to positively impact a young person. Role models come in all shapes and sizes, and you could be a perfect fit.

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67% of former Littles surveyed agree that their Big played a role in their decision to attend college.

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Start a college grad. 67% of former Littles surveyed agree that their Big played a role in their decision to attend college.

Programs

How a big becomes a big and a little, a little.

Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through an extensive background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. And we provide full support from the start, so matches can grow into lasting, fruitful friendships. It’s also important to note that the entire matching process is made possible through donations—we can’t do what we do best without them! What’s a Big and Little to do? Each match is unique. Getting together doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activity—just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big already enjoy.

For Example:

✓ Playing catch
✓ Reading books
✓Getting ice cream
✓Going to a museum
✓Providing advice and inspiration

August 16, 2021

Hiring: Bilingual Recruitment & Enrollment Manager, check out the job posting below!

The Bilingual Enrollment and Matching Manager is a full-time position that works with the Chief Program Officer to provide exceptional leadership to the enrollment and recruitment teams. This includes providing guidance on how to deliver quality customer service to volunteers, youth, and their families to efficiently and effectively enroll them in the Big Brothers Big Sisters programs. This position collaborates with the 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. This position reports directly to the Chief Program Officer and supervises a team of four. 

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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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