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.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the power to change a child's future for the better.