Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle TN

The Challenge

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee started in 1969 when a group of civic leaders and human service professionals that found there was a startling amount of young boys with an absent father who were entering our juvenile justice system.
These problems still exist today.   Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee served 1,513 children with a mentor in 2015 and that number is growing.

The Solution

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact. Matches (the term used to identify adult volunteer Big Brothers or Sisters and their Little Brothers or Sisters) meet weekly and spend time together on all sorts of activities from working on school assignments to attending a sporting event.

The specialized program staff screens and evaluates potential adult volunteers, and matches them with a child who shares common interests or goals… and monitor this friendship throughout the length of the match. The children are evaluated to measure their progress in developing Confidence, Competence and Caring.

Through this careful supervision, we know that the children in our program have increased self-confidence, show improvement in school performance, and have better interpersonal relationships with their families. Little Brothers and Sisters are also less likely to begin using illegal drugs, consume alcohol, skip school and classes, or engage in acts of violence… and certainly these attributes benefit the entire community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Phone: (615) 329-9191

1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 130
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

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