Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County provides peer mentorship by matching volunteers and youth in our community. These one to one relationships have proved to be a positive life impact on not only our youth but the volunteers who so graciously volunteer their time!
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build the foundation for a successful future. We nurture children and strengthen our communities.
In 1999 we started as a grassroots organization with a vision to improve the lives of children in our community.
For two years prior to the opening of our agency, community and board members raised funds and began the strenuous task of meeting the national standards put forth by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. It was tough work, but we were driven by our mission.
Since our beginning, we have strived to create matches and improve our programs for the betterment of our community.
Our Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Community-Based matches meet in the community or in the Little’s home for activities based on the interest's and needs of the little. We ask that the matches meet three to four times a month for at least an hour at a time.
School-Based matches meet one hour each week at the Little's school to work on assignments, have lunch, go to recess, and help with social skills.
As leaders who are committed to equity and justice, as mission-focused organizations who are stewards of the public trust, and as a nonprofit sector with far-reaching impact on the national economy, the undersigned are committed to advancing racial justice and equity in all areas of civic and community life.
You don’t need experience or special training, money or a degree – you just need to be yourself and have fun. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll spend time with your Little on a regular basis and build a friendship. It’s as simple as that!
Your time and commitment can leave a lasting impression on a child and help them build a foundation for a successful future.
As a parent, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By giving your child the opportunity to be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you’re starting them down a path to a brighter, more promising future.
Want to learn a little more? Feel free to roam our FAQ's page. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!
As a non-profit, we rely on grants and donations in order to provide quality service and professional support to our matches. Each match requires an investment of more than $1,500 a year. Your generous donation will fund our mission.