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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.

New Updates from BBBS-ETN

NEW UPDATES FROM BBBS-ETN KNOXVILLE, TN (March 16, 2020) This week has brought challenges for all of us, across the country and right here in Tennessee. Yet – as I learn more than I ever imagined about pandemic protocols and terms like social distancing – I have never been more proud to be part of

COVID-19 Update from BBBS-ETN

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BBBS-ETN UPDATE (March 13, 2020) In response to increasing concerns related to COVID-19, effective today, BBBS-ETN strongly recommends that all Bigs and Littles avoid in-person match outings during the month of March (at minimum) and instead focus on building a friendship through email, phone, text, FaceTime, etc. Our team has put together

Tornado Relief for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

TORNADO RELIEF FOR BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE KNOXVILLE, TN (March 6, 2020) Six families served by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee lost their homes when a tornado ripped through the Nashville area on Tuesday, March 3. Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee is joining together with statewide BBBS affiliates

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee Names Mentors of the Year

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE NAMES MENTORS OF THE YEARBig Sister Dianne Forry and Big Brother Tyler Ladd honored KNOXVILLE, TN (January 31, 2020) In celebration of National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee has named its Mentors of the Year. Big Sister Dianne Forry and Big Brother Tyler Ladd

BBBS-ETN Match Featured by “Humans of New York”

BBBS-ETN Match Featured by “Humans of New York” KNOXVILLE, TN (December 30, 2019) A Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee Match has been featured on Humans of New York (HONY), an internationally acclaimed photoblog collected on the streets of New York City. The posts – one from the perspective of Little Brother Brandon, and

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