BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS ON THE MOUNT!

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MT WASHINGTONDid you know …

That Big Brothers Big Sisters is over 100 years old! As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (bigs) and children (littles), ages 6 through 13, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

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The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh 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.

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National research has shown that positive relationships between littles and their bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are:

  • more confident in their schoolwork performance
  • able to get along better with their families
  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
  • 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
  • 52% less likely to skip school

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Big Brothers Big Sisters is currently seeking men over 21 who have a car to volunteer as Big Brothers. Volunteer backgrounds are checked, cleared, then interview with an enrollment specialist. Women volunteers are always welcome, and grandparents and empty-nesters serve a great roll when interacting with the littles. Give Big Brothers Big Sisters a call. You may be exactly what they need! Some of the enrolled children have only one overworked parent, some have two overworked parents, others simply need great one-on-one experiences to help them see the world differently.

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Lots of Big Brothers Big Sisters outings take place on Mount Washington! Our parks and facilities are perfect places to entertain your little! Activities need not require a lot of money. Big Brothers Big Sisters can often provide tickets for various city events and locations, and free memberships to the YMCA. Hiking, biking, visiting cultural and sporting venues, and simply spending quality time with your little—enjoying pizza, reading, baking, playing cards, or tossing a football—make all the difference in the world!

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Volunteering is easy. There are school based programs and mentor programs available. One-on-one bigs and littles experiences  require only 3 – 5 hours, every other week. You can also help by supporting and/or getting involved with some of the major annual events, like the upcoming September 24th  Fly Away Bash, the March Bowl for Kids, or the Start Something Golf Classic.

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Everything you need to know about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is right on their website! For more information you can talk directly with Tom Baker at 412-204-1217 or tbaker@bbbspgh.org

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is an important part of the Mount! Please consider getting involved. For more information about enrolling a child, please contact Kristin Olson, Customer Relations Specialist, at kolson@bbbspgh.org or 412-204-1224.

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