Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region provides kids facing adversity in Midland, Saginaw, Bay and Isabella counties with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever!
For over 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region has been bringing smiles to the faces of children by matching them with adult volunteers in fun and rewarding mentoring relationships.
As of Today:
To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
To create positive change within our community through the power of one-to-one mentoring.
Kids with a caring mentor are:
More likely to graduate with a four-year degree.
Less likely to begin using illegal drugs.
Less likely to skip school.
Less likely to hit someone.
You’re matched with a child and participate in everyday activities together on average of two to three times per month. You help that child build confidence and skills. Mentors can be individuals, couples or families.
Lunchbox Learners focuses on helping children in grades K – 3 improve their reading skills. You meet with a student once a week during the student’s lunch hour to read books, play word games and make reading fun!
Teaming Up With YOUth
Local high school students team up with elementary students in their district in this weekly after school program. Teaming Up with YOUth strives to improve the academic, social, and relationship skills of children by matching them one-to-one with mentors.
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Bowl for Kids’ Sake
Our biggest annual fundraiser where your team raises money to help kids in our program, and you’re rewarded with an amazing bowling party!
Bids for Kids
Our annual online auction where you bid on one-of-a-kind and unique events to raise money for kids in our programs
Building Bright Futures Tour
Our newest event, giving you the keys to the BBBS office. You’ll get a behind the scenes tour of the impact BBBS makes on kids in our community everyday!