Who We Are

Changing perspectives. Changing lives.

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.

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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
  • Educational success

Our Programs Start Something

Here’s the proof. National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. Not only did this study, considered to be foundational to the mentoring field, provide the evidence to support our mentoring model, but it also heightened the demand for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. We currently have 50 children waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister and more inquiries coming in daily. Learn more about mentoring a child in your community.

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