Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass

About This Organization

Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, we start something incredible: a one-to-one relationship, built upon trust and friendship, that can blossom into a future of unhalted, unlimited potential. And thanks to the first-ever nationwide impact study of a mentoring organization, we have the facts to prove it. The Study and Results In a study completed by Public/Private Ventures, a national research organization headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in our program, were representative of the following: 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs 27% less likely to begin using alcohol 52% less likely to skip school 37% less likely to skip a class 33% less likely to hit someone Alongside the statistics, the study also found that the Littles were more confident in their performance at school, and were getting along better with their families. The matches observed in the study shared simple, everyday activities together, such as going out to eat, going to the movies, playing sports or simply hanging out and sharing meaningful conversation. What mattered most to the children, however, was not just the activities: it was the fact that they had a caring adult in their lives who was there for them. "When Little Brothers and Little Sisters feel good about themselves," said Karen J. Mathis, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President and CEO, "they can positively impact their friends and families, their schools, and their communities. And as this important study has shown, these young people believe in themselves because a Big Brother or Big Sister believed in them.” Because they had someone to confide in and look up to, the children were doing better in school and at home, and were avoiding violence and substance abuse at a time in their lives when the smallest choice could change the course of their entire future.

Campaigns

60 in 60 Test
60 in 60 Test
Team Campaign
Help us support 60 matches in 60 days, in celebration of our 60th Anniversary when you Adopt A Match! What is a Match? And how do I "adop...
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Give a little for a Little!
Give a little for a Little!
Campaign
Can you give a little for a Little? Make a donation of $15 or more and receive a Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass 20 oz vacuum-i...
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Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Tickets
Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Tickets
Campaign
Due to issues with Giveffect, we have moved the raffle to https://raffles.ticketprinting.com/raffle/6065-Helicopter-Golf-Ball-Drop/Sorry ...
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Golf Fore Kids' Sake 2017
Golf Fore Kids' Sake 2017
Volunteer Campaign
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Golf Fore Kids’ Sake is an opportunity for the Lexington community to enjoy a game of golf on the beautiful Kee...
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2017 Golf Fore Kids' Sake
2017 Golf Fore Kids' Sake
RSVP
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Golf Fore Kids’ Sake is an opportunity for the Lexington community to enjoy a game of golf on the beautiful Kee...
Big in Blue in the Bluegrass
Big in Blue in the Bluegrass
Volunteer Campaign
Bigs in Blue is a one-to-one mentoring program that connects youth with police in communities throughout our nation, building strong, tru...
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    Dedication In Honor of: The birth of Eleanor Bell Salomon
    Dear Erin and Seth, Congratulations on the birth of darling baby Eleanor. May she bring you only joy. Sending much love your way, Love, Ilana, Tori, and Erez
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    Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Tickets
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