About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN

Making a BIG impact in LITTLE lives.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee has been transforming the lives of children since 1970. We are a member agency of the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States, consisting of more than 350 agencies nationwide.

Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.

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

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Mentoring Works

Mentoring works and the statistics back it up. Littles involved in our program are more likely to:

Achieve the Avoidance of Risky Behavior by 97%
Achieve Socio-Emotional Competencies by 94%
Achieve Educational Success by 88%
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Why Mentor?

Mentor 2.0 Match, Big Sister Paula and Little Sister Lexus

Mentoring is important because, “not only would you be helping a young adult better prepare for the future and help him/her increase their chance of future success, you get the opportunity to show them they are valued and important. To see the impact that has on them is very touching and leaves you gaining much more than you could ever expect.”- Big Sister Paula

Latest news

Want to catch up on whats been happening lately? Take a look at the latest.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE NAMES MENTORS OF THE YEAR

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE NAMES MENTORS OF THE YEAR Big Sister Laurie Stone and Big Brother Mike Lewis honored KNOXVILLE, TN – (February 12, 2019) — In celebration of National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee has named its Mentors of the Year. Big Brother Mike Lewis and Big

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE MATCH LAUNCHES “POSITIVELY KNOX” T-SHIRT BRAND

Additional Media Coverage –WBIR-TV: Live A Little: Meet Jamal and Ryan –WATE-TV: 6-Year Friendship That Started at Big Brothers Big Sisters Could be One For Life –WVLT-TV: Brothers by Heart Share a Common Goal –KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL: Senior Kickstarts “Positively Knox” to Spread Upbeat Message –EAST TENNESSEE ENLIGHTENER: Positively Knox: A “Bigs” and Littles” Business Venture

BBBS AND KPD LAUNCH GO BIG! KNOXVILLE INITIATIVE

–Read coverage of the launch on the City of Knoxville Mayor’s blog. —View the Facebook Live. –See the launch photo album MAYOR MADELINE ROGERO AND POLICE CHIEF EVE THOMAS TO LAUNCH GO BIG! KNOXVILLE INITIATIVE AT MEDIA EVENT TODAY Go Big! Knox is a new partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee KNOXVILLE,

ALCOA FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT TO BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE

ALCOA FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT TO BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE Funds will support site-based mentoring programs in area public schools KNOXVILLE, TN (December 20, 2018) – Alcoa Foundation has awarded Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee a grant in support of its site-based mentoring services. BBBS-ETN currently partners with nearly 40 public

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS RECEIVES $10,000 FROM THE UPS FOUNDATION

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS RECEIVES $10,000 FROM THE UPS FOUNDATION Funds will support Mentor 2.0 program at South Doyle High School KNOXVILLE, TN − (December 4, 2018) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee has received a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation in support of its Mentor 2.0 program at South Doyle High

Big Brothers Big Sisters to host holiday party for children in need this Saturday

KNOXVILLE, TN (Nov. 28, 2018) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee will host a Holiday party for mentors (Bigs) and their mentees (Littles) on Saturday, Dec. 1. The sixth annual BBBS-ETN Match Holiday Party, sponsored by Altar’d State, takes place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Summit Ballroom at the Crowne

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