Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monterey Bay

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monterey Bay

BBBS of Santa Cruz County

What we do

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS (BBBS) seeks to establish matches between youth (Littles) and volunteer adults (Bigs) that result in consistent interaction and a high level of relationship quality, marked by friendship, bonding and trust. Risks are diminished through supportive adult involvement; the caring adult volunteer focuses on the youth’s interests, strengths, and resources rather than the youth’s deficits or the deficits in their environment. Initially, case managers interview each youth and their guardian and then, at the first match meeting with the volunteer, they set goals aimed at ensuring a mutually satisfying relationship and promoting growth in the youth in identified attitudes, behaviors, and skills such as school attendance and performance, parent/peer/sibling relationships, skills/hobbies, hygiene, etc. Interactions are not prescribed, but are aimed at: decreasing or delaying antisocial activities improving academic performance, attitudes and behaviors improving relationships with family and friends strengthening self-concept providing social and cultural enrichment

Providing Service In

  • Child Youth Services

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Nonprofit Connection Santa Cruz County is a 501(c)3 corporation, Federal Tax ID# 87-2130376

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