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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County

913 East Whidbey Avenue

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Our Mission:

Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children in one-to-one relationships based on friendship. Matched with caring volunteers, children gain new experiences while having fun. The agency is always seeking volunteers who possess high standards, are stable, honest and live with integrity in their lives. We assist children of every ethnic, racial, national, cultural and religious group in Island County who may need additional positive role models to further enrich their lives.

Our Goal:

As a preventive program, the goal of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to reinforce positive attributes in children helping them to become confident, caring and competent adults within their communities. A strengthened sense of self worth at home in school and in the community are often results. Children who have an older special friend tend to be less likely to be swayed by peer pressure, perform better academically and have a more even-tempered attitude. It is through this special friendship that our kids stay great!

Who Participates:

Children ages 6-14 who are willing and anxious to build a positive caring friendship. Volunteers age 19 or older individuals who are willing and able to be a child's friend can become "Bigs" in community matches. High school volunteers can become "Bigs" for younger students in the school-based program.