About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington is the largest mentoring organization in Northwest Washington, serving over 400 children annually in Whatcom and Skagit counties.
We know that 240,000 youth in Washington could benefit from a mentor, but fewer than 30,000 have one. We are working towards closing that gap. It is our mission to help children in Northwest Washington reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington is a true change agent, committed to providing an adult mentor for every child who needs or wants one. Mentoring is a proven strategy that changes how children grow up in our community by meeting critical needs of our region’s children and engaging all levels of community. We help children build the attitudes and behaviors needed to stay in school, succeed academically, make healthy choices, and create promising futures.
For more than thirty years, we have been the gold standard in child safety when it comes to matching children with adult volunteers. We support our matches by providing orientation and ongoing trainings, professional match support, and monthly activities. We advocate for mentoring to local, state and federal governments. We make quality matches that stand the test of time, lasting an average of almost three years.
By matching children with adult mentors in one-to-one relationships, we transform the life of a child (a Little), transform the life of an adult (a Big) and together transform our schools, our neighborhoods and our communities for the better.