We have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children, ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country - including yours.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bismarck-Mandan mission to empowering our next generation through life-changing, high impact one-to-one mentoring.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bismarck-Mandan vision is the Gold Standard in youth mentoring, serving "3,500" children through one-to-one mentoring relationships in our community-based and school-based programs.
We will serve the community based upon these guilding principles:
- Commitment to quality and safety
- We are committed to one-to-one, safe and professionally
supported mentoring with proven, measurable outcomes.
- Dedicated to serving at-risk youth
- In a world of scarce resources, we will focus on youth receiving
free/reduced lunch, in a single parent environment and/or who
have a parent in the criminal justice system.
- Accountability to our stakeholders
- We are committed to mutually beneficial relationships with our
stakeholders and to building and funding our capacity for
sustainable, quality growth.
- Focus on diversity
- We will address our communities' racial, ethnic and gender
diversity in all aspects of how we operate of how we operate
- Culture of performance
- We are a progressive organization that measures our impact
and will recruit, build and retain the most effective team and
National research has shown that positive relationships between youth and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters have a direct and measurable impact on children's lives. 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.1
1 Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures