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One-to-one matches between Bigs and Littles truly empower youth and strengthen communities. Professional staff from Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully build and support each match, and ensure it meets the strictest standards. We strive for matches that are not only safe and well suited to each child’s needs, but also harmonious and built to last. The entire matching process, from the initial screening to the final pairing—and beyond—is made possible by the financial support of over 3300 generous investors.
But don’t just think of us as simply matchmakers. We provide ongoing support and supervision to the Big, the Little, and the Little’s family. We offer training and advice to help ensure that the match is working for everyone involved. This web of support helps maximize the likelihood that a Big Brothers Big Sisters relationship will thrive.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the country’s largest evidence-based mentoring organization. We are committed to continuously evaluating and improving the quality of the services we provide to youth. We evaluate our programming at the match level, agency level, and national level. Our annual impact report provides an overview of our outcomes evaluation system, tools, and the most recent national data and trends.
Our commitment to measurement, analysis, and improvement is so core to who we are that we have developed a unique, propriety method of tracking the interactions between Bigs and Littles. Known as MatchForce, this performance management tool helps guide our decisions by providing the intelligence and data to continually improve our services to children.
Through the generous support of corporations, foundations, and donations Big Brothers Big Sisters regularly participates in nationwide and local research opportunities.