Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Pine Belt
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About Us

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

Vision: Changing Lives for the Better, Forever

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi was established, October, 2000
• Awarded “Agency of the Year in 2003” by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
• Operates in North, Central and South Mississippi
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is celebrating over 100 years of mentoring
• Forbes “Gold Star” list of top 10 charities worthy of contributions

About the “Match” Bigs and Littles

• Serving hundreds of Mississippi’s Children
• Currently over 300 children are waiting to be matched state-wide
• Mentor’s commitment is a minimum of a year for at least 1 – 4 hours a week
• Average cost per new match of $1000

The Results

Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters were:

• 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
• 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
• 52% less likely to skip school or a class
• More confident of their performance in schoolwork
• 67% of former “Littles” agreed that their Big played a role in their decision to attend college

Growing Strong

• Need contributors, mentors, and volunteer groups
• BBBSMS has Community & Site based programs

We Care About

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Youth
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Community Advocacy

Contact Information

Angie Sides
asides@bbbsms.org
(601) 596-3499