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Together, we ignite potential

With our volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters, we’ve been transforming West Michigan Lakeshore children’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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We work with different local agencies, here is a testimonial from one:“My job is to help think of creative ways to help meet the needs of youth with serious emotional disturbances. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore has gone above and beyond to take the time to get to know the background of the youth and families that I work with to ensure that the kids have the perfect match for a Big. Because Big Brothers Big Sisters takes their time to make sure that the kids and Bigs are compatible, the youth I work with has a wonderful Big Brother! I look forward to meeting more Big Bothers and Big Sisters that will be working with the youth I serve in the future.Sincerely,Ashley ThomasWraparound CoordinatorHealthWest Youth Services” ... See MoreSee Less
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