Little Steps Lead
to a Big Impact

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children achieve success in school, helps them avoid risky behaviors such as getting into fights and trying drugs and alcohol, and helps them improve their self-confidence. We hold ourselves accountable to our supporters by regularly measuring our impact.

With the help of a network of donors, partners, family members, and advocates, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center carefully matches at-risk youths with caring, adult role models. Research proves that children enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol.

Changing lives for the better, forever.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity for the better, forever. Operating across the Tri-county area in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, our mentors work with children in the community, in their schools and many places in between.

Success in education

At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we have confidence in our ability to impact children and put them on the right path. But it means even more when an outside study comes to the same conclusion.

Public/Private Ventures—a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the effectiveness of social policies, programs and community initiatives, especially as they affect youth and young adults—has carried out a thorough evaluation of the Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring program.

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Avoidance of risky behaviors

When kids stay out of trouble, they do better in school and in life, and their communities become stronger, safer places to live. With the help and support of our donors, volunteers, partners, and advocates, Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC helps our Littles learn right from wrong and how to make good decisions. It’s one of the reasons why the work of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program is recognized as best in class by juvenile justice professionals like the US Department of Justice Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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Higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships

Do you remember someone who encouraged you to believe in yourself, who encouraged you to work hard in school and in life? Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC, with the help of donors, volunteers, partners, advocates and supporters, encourages the next generation of Lowcountry children. Our programs encourage children to set higher goals for high schools and college, improve their confidence in themselves, and help them have better, stronger relationships with their families.

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How do we know?

At the heart of all that Big Brothers Big Sisters does is our steadfast commitment to measuring and refining our programs to ensure we are making the most effective and longest lasting impact possible. We hold ourselves accountable to people like you-the donors, partners, advocates, and families that make our work possible. We hold ourselves accountable to the hundreds of Bigs that are making a difference in the lives of children each and every day. And we hold ourselves accountable to a generation of children ready to be impacted by our programs.

I want to become a Big Sponsor!

Become a Big Sponsor.
Witness the change you inspire.

Becoming a Big Sponsor means you will financially support one match between a Big and a Little for a period of three years. What do you get in return? You'll get direct feedback from your match letting you know exactly how your contribution is affecting the life of an underserved child in the Charleston community.

One Big. One Little. One Big Sponsor. Become a part of a relationship that will help empower and encourage a child. Watch the video to learn more.

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