Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam (BBSBG) is an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation's premier mentoring organization. Since 2002, BBBSG has been enriching the lives of hundreds of children throughout the island by providing excellence in one-to-one mentoring. BBBSG offers programs and support services that encourage lasting mentoring relationships that result in measurable, positive impacts.
Our programs produce measurable positive impacts and help children to reach their true potential. They include:
- One-to-one mentoring programs in schools, communities and nonschool sites, such as the Island Girl Power clubhouse.
- High school mentoring programs for exceptional teens who excel in academics, demonstrate strong leadership and character.
- Volunteer trainings and retreats; high school leadership training.
- Quarterly match support activities.
BBBSG employs trained caseworkers to oversee mentoring matches. They screen and train volunteers and mentors to ensure match success and continuity. Volunteer opportunities are available in many of the BBBSG programs.
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
We are inspired to develop the highest-quality programs, services, resources and partnerships so that children in our community have the opportunity to benefit from the support, guidance and friendship of an adult mentor.
Accountability Statement: We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving: High aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships, Avoidance of risky behaviors, Educational success
Throughout Guam, volunteer “Bigs” provide caring and consistent friendships to children who need that extra someone. They do so with the support and guidance of our trained BBBSG staff. Volunteer Big Brothers and Sisters serve as mentors to boys and girls between the ages of 8 to 16 who can greatly benefit from a friendship with an older caring role model.
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