Our Response to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the communities we support. Financial support associated with transitioning mentoring programs online, providing support resources for distance education, and families during the time of COVID-19 are needed.
COVID-19’s Effect on Littles
The mentees that BBBSC serves and their families are extremely susceptible to the economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The young people BBBSC serves are likely to bear the heaviest burdens of trauma and economic fallout.
- Littles face much greater exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) than the general population.
- Social isolation can both increase the likelihood of ACEs such as exposure to domestic violence, abuse and neglect, and compound the effects of trauma and ACEs.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring relationships protect against harmful effects of ACEs and help young people with childhood trauma.