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With our volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters, weโ€™ve been transforming West Michigan Lakeshore childrenโ€™s lives through professionally supported, mentoring relationships for over 50 years.

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Mentoring Works

Mentoring works. We see it every day in the stories from our Bigs and Littles and in our research studies. And you can experience it firsthand. When you mentor, you change the life of a child and make a lasting, positive impact on your community.

Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in our program, were:

46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs

52% less likely to skip school

33% less likely to hit someone


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This is a trailer for an upcoming documentary regarding intergeneration incarceration and the great work being done to change the narrative. It is a powerful film about how this impacts our Muskegon community and the work that lies ahead of us. We are so excited that this will feature one of our very own Big Brothers sharing his expertise. We are proud of him & Cinergy3 Team. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’š ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Match Monday! Introducing Little Sister Lexi & Big Sister Isabelle who were matched this July 2022! They are having fun in the sun with a beach day and to top it off with some ice cream time! Welcome to the BBBSL Family! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’š ... See MoreSee Less
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In honor of International Day of Friendship, BBBSL would like to share the great memories made during the Aquastar Sunset Cruise with our Bigs, Littles, and families! They were able to complete a STEM project of creating their own boat, plus adding their own style of decorating. A fun way to help foster creativity, critical thinking skills, and trying out their engineering skills too! ... See MoreSee Less
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