Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Tri-Cities has been transforming the lives of children in the Tri-Cities area since 1985. 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 agency currently serves the following counties: Sullivan, Carter, Hawkins, Washington, Kingsport, Johnson City and Washington, VA.
Our vision is that all children achieve their full potential.
Our mission is to create and professionally support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of East Tennessee youth.
Our Mentoring Structure is built around a long-term, trusting friendship with a caring adult who models and teaches skills, behaviors and perspectives. Changes in the child’s behavior, attitude and school performance emanate from the bond built between mentor and child. High-quality mentoring relationships of one year or more have the potential to produce enduring developmental outcomes for disadvantaged youth through two core Big Brothers Big Sisters programs.