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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Current Matches


Littles Waiting for a Big


Amount Needed Per Match

Mentoring Works

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

98% Graduate from High School On-Time
90% Enroll in College
75% More Likely to Obtain a Bachelor's Degree
81% Have Higher Self-Esteem
83% Have Better Attitude Toward School
71% Improved Academic Performance
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Match of the Month

Big Sister Debbie and Little Sister Mayamu