Big Brothers Big Sisters
121 Youth Development Ct.
Winchester, VA 22602
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Virginia operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the area’s leading provider of evidence-based mentoring, our agency makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in Winchester City and Frederick and Clarke counties.
Our vision: All children achieve success in life.
Our mission: To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
We are accountable for each child in our program achieving:
Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
Avoidance of risky behaviors
United Way Impact Grants
In 2017, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winchester Frederick & Clarke Counties will receive a $13,000 grant for their site based menoring program called BigTIME. TIME is an acronym for Teaching, Impacting, Mentoring, and Encouraging. The Big Brothers Big Sisters model of one-to-one mentoring has the ability to make an impact to help reduce truancy and increase the on-time graduation rate for at-risk youth. The longevity and focused relationships that develop between a Big Brother or Big Sister volunteer and his/her Little Brother or Little Sister, helps them navigate life’s waters, including academic support and encouragement to graduate on time. Big Brothers Big Sisters are partners with parents, teachers and guidance counselors to help children be prepared for the next step along their school career, as well as providing a positive, same gender adult role model.