Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County
3109 Old Highway 218 South
Iowa City, IA 52245 Map
Email: chanel@bbbsjc.org
Phone: (319) 337-2145

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Powerful Youth Mentoring

fdsafds.pngIMPROVE children’s performance at school. PREVENT youth alcohol and drug use. REDUCE physically aggressive behavior. STRENGTHENrelationships with parents/guardians and with peers. LEARN about the importance of helping others.

These are just a few of the outcomes of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring. We believe that every child can benefit from additional adult attention and the expanded possibilities provided by a mentor.

OUR IMPACT

Big Brothers Big Sisters relationships have been shown to improve children’s school performance, decrease their alcohol and drug use and physically aggressive behavior, and to strengthen their relationships with parents/guardians and with peers.

In a nationwide survey,  83% of former “Littles” agreed that their “Bigs” instilled values and principles that have guided them through life, and 84% agreed that their mentors had taught them the importance of helping others. These are just a couple of examples which show the lasting impact of a mentoring relationship.
 

Big Brothers Big Sisters measures the strength and outcomes of our services. We make sure that our mentoring relationships are having a positive impact on the children we serve.