1111 9th Ave W Suite A Bradenton, FL 34205 | 941-745-2001

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Suncoast

Our Vision

All Youth Achieve their Full Potential

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, we recognize that while all children have equal potential, they do not have equal opportunity. Many children struggle with generational poverty, limited academic opportunities, disability challenges, familial incarceration, and a lack of access to positive adult role models. We are committed to serving children who are impacted by adversity and supporting them to achieve their full potential.

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Our Mission

Create & Support One-to-One Mentoring Relationships that Ignite the Power & Promise of Youth

Through the One to One Mentoring Program, volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) meet regularly with their matched youth (“Littles”) to help with homework and studying, provide life guidance and support, and advocate for their Little. Through a continuum of educational mentoring services, clients overcome the obstacles they face, avoid risky behaviors, and gain academic confidence. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast’s One to One Mentoring Program forges a pathway to high school graduation, as well as higher education and a fulfilling career.

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Inspire •  Empower • Ignite Potential

Big Brothers Big Sisters serves young people ages 5 – 21 in professionally supported one-to-one mentoring friendships. Each match is strengthened by a dedicated Match Support Specialist who is always there to provide resources and support specific to each Little’s needs. With a Big in their life, Littles in the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ program are empowered to ignite their potential as they grow in their self-esteem, earn better grades, graduate from high school, create and fulfill a viable plan for their future, and develop a lifelong friendship with their Big.

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