Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities throughout Lorain County. And we couldn't do any of it without you. Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. 

Although the national efforts for Big Brothers Big Sisters took place in the early 20th century, the Lorain County chapter was introduced in 1994, thanks to the efforts and initiative assumed by the Leadership Lorain County Class of 1994.  More than ten years later, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lorain County has grown into an organization that successfully serves hundreds of children each year— 11 times as many children as they first matched with mentors in 1994. The agency earned two national awards in addition to Annie E. Casey, Pillsbury and 2000 pennant— the Big Sister of the Year and Top All-Around Performer for 2006. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters continued impact on the youth of Lorain County is a testimony to the program’s mission that pledges to help children reach their full potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 14. Children seeking mentors have an option of two main programs offered through BBBS: community-based and school based. The community-based program follows the traditional model, which has been the anchor program for BBBS services all over the country. School-based programs were developed ten years ago as a way to reach more children, as well as a way to manage risks by delivering services in a school or site -based setting while remaining faithful to the one-to-one focus.

Our vision
That all children achieve success in life.

Our mission
To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. 



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