Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is the oldest, largest, most effective youth mentoring organization in America. BBBS came into existence in 1904 when New York City court clerk, Ernest Coulter, noticed the large amount of young boys coming into his court room. He recognized that children could benefit from having adults to spend time with and learn from. The program began with 39 volunteers. Big Brothers Big Sisters now serves more than 225,000 children nationwide.
BBBS of Park County was established in 1977. We are now serving 25 matches in Park County in our Community Based Program. In addition to our Community Program, we’ve served 60 site-based matches in the schools throughout Livingston and have empowered 30 high school students to be the change they wish to see in the world. Everyone can play a role in creating stronger, more resilient communities! Even you!
Starting Something in Park County– We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:
- Higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships
- Avoidance of risky behaviors
- Educational success
Our Mission: to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Our Vision: is that all children achieve success in life.
At Big Brothers Big Sisters we believe giving children an adult mentor they can look up to and spend time with is a key component in helping them reach their potential. These thoughts are backed by research on both a national and local level. We are truly starting something, right here in Park County! Feel free to explore our web site and find out what you can do to support our programs or become a volunteer. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, please call or e-mail us. We would be delighted to help you bring success and fulfillment into the life of a child, today!
Our staff stays busy but we are always available to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!