TOGETHER, WE ARE DEFENDERS OF POTENTIAL

Potential lives within every child. We are Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region. For nearly 70 years, we’ve been here to defend every child’s potential. Join us! Be a mentor, and help us build the biggest possible future for children in our community.

local kids currently have a caring adult mentor.

kids are waiting for a Big to ignite their potential.

Our Mission

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Our Vision

All youth achieve their full potential.

Our Impact

%

of Littles show higher scholastic competency and commitment to learning.

%

of Littles exhibit fewer risk-taking behaviors.

%

of Littles reported higher self-esteem, social acceptance, and more connected to family.

%

of Littles show higher scholastic competency and commitment to learning.

%

of Littles exhibit fewer risk-taking behaviors.

%

of Littles reported higher self-esteem, social acceptance, and more connected to family.

Meet Our Matches

Tom and Donavan

Tom & Donavan

eric lyle home

Eric & Lyle

Amy & Madi

Amy & Madi

cheryl destiny home

Cheryl & Destiny

rich jason home

Rich & Jason

karl demetri home

Karl & Demetri

Meet Our Matches

Tom and Donavan

Tom & Donavan

Their Story >>

Amy & Madi

Amy & Madi

Their Story >>

Rich & Jason

Rich & Jason

Their Story >>

Eric & Lyle

Eric & Lyle

Their Story >>

Cheryl & Destiny

Cheryl & Destiny

Their Story >>

Karl & Demetri

Karl & Demetri

Their Story >>

Our Programs

Community Based Mentoring

Community Based Mentoring

You and a child 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

Lunchbox Learners

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

Teaming Up With Youth

Local high school students and community members team up with elementary students in this weekly after school program. Teaming Up With Youth Littles improve their academic, social, and relationship skills.

Our Programs

Community Based Mentoring

Community Based Mentoring

You and a child 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

Lunchbox Learners

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

Teaming Up With Youth

Local high school students and community members team up with elementary students in this weekly after school program. Teaming Up With Youth Littles improve their academic, social, and relationship skills.

Invest in Something Big

When you invest in Big Brothers Big Sisters, you change the lives of at-risk youth in your community. Potential starts with you and your gift.

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Invest in Something Big

When you invest in Big Brothers Big Sisters, you change the lives of at-risk youth in your community. Potential starts with you and your gift.

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The Latest on COVID-19

The Latest on COVID-19

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region, child safety is our top priority. With this in mind, we have been keeping a close eye on COVID-19.

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