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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee

Making a BIG impact in LITTLEs’ 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 America Announces Local Agencies and Boards of the Year.

NEW UPDATES FROM BBBS-ETN Local Leaders Help Create Life-Changing Mentoring Relationships for Children TAMPA, FL (June 29, 2020) Big Brothers Big Sisters of America recognized six exceptional local agencies on June 26 during its Annual National Conference, which was held virtually June 15-26. These agencies have demonstrated outstanding leadership and have increased the number of

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee to stream 24-hour funding marathon.

NEW UPDATES FROM BBBS-ETN KNOXVILLE, TN (June 23, 2020) Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee will host Game for Kids’ Sake, 24 hours of digital gaming on Sunday, June 28, from 12am to 11:59pm. Only the second digital event in the agency’s history, after the successful Mentor 2.0 Signing Day, the marathon is a

We can do better.

NEW UPDATES FROM BBBS-ETN KNOXVILLE, TN (June 3, 2020) The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery join a long list of others and underscore centuries of violence, aggression, and injustice toward black people. Their deaths have not only left me speechless, they’ve left me heartbroken. I’ve tried to unpack how our team, as

BBBS-ETN to make first-ever online matches during COVID-19 pandemic.

NEW UPDATES FROM BBBS-ETN KNOXVILLE, TN (April 29, 2020) Agency to match mentors with mentees online starting Wednesday, April 29. In response to safer-at-home guidelines – and for the first time in its 50-year history – Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee will, this week, make its first-ever online Matches between mentors (Bigs) and

COVID-19 — Thank You and Update

NEW UPDATES FROM BBBS-ETN KNOXVILLE, TN (April 7, 2020) This is a message of celebration. A celebration of those of you who have donated or volunteered at a food bank since the COVID-19 crisis began. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee team has made hundreds of wellness calls in the past week – resulting

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