Changing perspectives. Changing lives.

For more than 40 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through 15, in Gallatin and Madison Counties. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.  

Vision, Mission and Accountability Statement  

Our Vision:  That all children achieve success in life

Our Mission:  To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Accountability Statement:  By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community, we are accountable for each child in our program achieving: 

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Educational success

Our Programs Start Something BIG

Here's the proof: National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are:

  • more confident in their schoolwork performance
  • able to get along better with their families
  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
  • 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
  • 52% less likely to skip school


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