About Our Organization

What does Big Brothers Big Sisters Do?

Established in 2001, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that give them the tools to succeed in life. Our mentoring program is backed by 112 years of experience, proven success and positive outcomes. By pairing youth with caring adult mentors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada contributes to brighter futures, better schools and stronger communities for all. 


How does Rappeling help Big Brothers Big Sisters?

In 2017, our agency served 619 local, at-risk youth. Our goal for 2018 is to serve 650 children. With the cost of supporting one mentoring relationship being $1,000 per year, we need your help! By raising $1,000 to go Over the Edge, you will be giving a child a caring and trusted friend who will change their life for the better, forever. What are you waiting for? Sign up for this once in a lifetime experience and support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada! 


How a Big becomes a Big—and a Little, a Little.

Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through a background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. And we provide full support from the start, so matches can grow into lasting, impactful friendships. The entire matching process is made possible through donations, we can't do what we do best without them!


What are a Big and Little to do?

Each match is unique. Getting together doesn't require a special occasion or expensive activity, just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big already enjoy. For example: playing catch, reading books, going to a museum, providing advice and inspiration. Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends, others get together with their Littles in the evenings. Each match develops a schedule that works for them. Sometimes the best place for enjoying activities together is at the child's school. And, the best part is, it can be a great learning experience, in or out of the classroom. To find out more about becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister visit www.bbbsnn.org