Do you remember a special person who brought excitement to the everyday, broadened your horizons and put little moments of magic into your life? By becoming a supporting donor or volunteer mentor, you can do the same for a child, and you will both be forever changed by the experience!
Children need adults to help guide them through life's many obstacles. Big Brothers and Big Sisters share everyday activities, expand horizons, and experience the joy in even the simplest events. Within these little moments lies the big magic that is shared between Bigs and Littles.
Professionals in youth development support these individual, responsible relationships. And national research has shown that the shared experiences between Bigs and Littles have a direct and lasting impact. A Big can help a Little discover a world of possibilities and opportunities simply by being a friend.
Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is something that almost anyone can do. Our volunteers consistently say that being part of a BBBS match is as enjoyable and fulfilling for them as it is for their Littles.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens has a rich history of nurturing friendships between caring adult volunteers and children. Since 1986, we have made a difference in the lives of thousands of Southeast Ohio youth through our mentoring programs. Join this monumental effort to better Southeast Ohio’s community and economy. By investing only one hour a week, you can change a child's life.