MEET OUR MATCHES
WE’RE ALL ABOUT MAKING MATCHES
Over the years, we’ve matched thousands of Littles with their Bigs.
For more than a hundred years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that every child has the potential to succeed and thrive. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, we make meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children ages six through eighteen.
Research shows that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. Having a special adult they can turn to gives a Little greater self-confidence, leads to better choices, and generates more hopeful plans for the future.
Locally, we gather data annually to measure the outcomes of our work. In the past year in the Mountain Region, the 45,000 hours our mentor volunteers served yielded real results. Across the board, in 2019, Littles in our program demonstrated achievement on key measures.
POSITIVE IMPACT ON LITTLES
MORE LIKELY TO DO WELL IN SCHOOL
LESS LIKELY TO ABUSE DRUGS
LESS LIKELY TO MAKE BAD DECISIONS
FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEMSELVES
MORE ABOUT US
Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region had its beginnings in Santa Fe in 1979. Read more below about how we expanded our reach from the local community to serve children across much of New Mexico. Also check out the list of generous donors who make our matches possible, the board members who guide our work, and the team who support our Big/Little pairs.