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Experience the Magic of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Hear from Littles – and learn what it’s all about!

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Beautiful Sisters

"Tom has taught me life lessons which no one else could teach."

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3+3 Brothers and Sisters

When Bethany met Robyn, she remembered how much she needed a friend when she was that age.

"He has taught me life’s lessons," says Jeremy of Big Brother Sylvester.

"Just the right time" for a friend Ray knew he was at a crossroads, and the choices he made would affect his life.

"The truth is that the return is WAY bigger than the investment,” says Big Brother David of the time he spends with Flavio.

Volunteering, says Pat, is "usually the best part of my week."

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"Tom knew exactly what it was like to be different from everyone else and he was able to provide me with a role model that I could look up to"

“I would never have been able to succeed in life, school, and my career without the support of someone older, wiser and more experienced than myself,” says Big Sister Angela. “I rose on the shoulders of others, and I wanted to give a young person th

A proud moment for both of them when Aldo was accepted at Denison University.

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"Spending time with my Little Brother is easy. Stuff I’d do anyway is more fun with him."

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  • Experience the Magic of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Hear from Littles – and learn what it’s all about!
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  • Beautiful Sisters
  • "Tom has taught me life lessons which no one else could teach."
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  • 3+3 Brothers and Sisters
  • When Bethany met Robyn, she remembered how much she needed a friend when she was that age.
  • "He has taught me life’s lessons," says Jeremy of Big Brother Sylvester.
  • "Just the right time" for a friend Ray knew he was at a crossroads, and the choices he made would affect his life.
  • "The truth is that the return is WAY bigger than the investment,” says Big Brother David of the time he spends with Flavio.
  • Volunteering, says Pat, is "usually the best part of my week."
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  • "Tom knew exactly what it was like to be different from everyone else and he was able to provide me with a role model that I could look up to"
  • “I would never have been able to succeed in life, school, and my career without the support of someone older, wiser and more experienced than myself,” says Big Sister Angela. “I rose on the shoulders of others, and I wanted to give a young person th
  • A proud moment for both of them when Aldo was accepted at Denison University.
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  • Sponsor-3
  • "Spending time with my Little Brother is easy.  Stuff I’d do anyway is more fun with him."

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NNM


Contact: BBBS
Address: 1229 S. St. Francis Drive, Suite C
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico
Phone: 1-866-983-8360
Link to your website: http://www.bbbs.org/northernNM
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We have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century,
developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact
on the lives of young people.

Our Mission: To help children reach their potential through professionally supported
one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.

Our Vision: Successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them,
contributing to better schools, brighter futures, and stronger communities for all.

Our Promise: To foster a culture of commitment to diversity and inclusion, partnership
and collaboration, continuous learning, people development and high performance.

Big Brothers Big Sisters enrolls children ages 5 through 15, and matched youth may remain
in the program through age 18. We have grown from 150 matches in 1979 to nearly 700.
in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, Taos, San Miguel, Mora, and McKinley Counties.

Volunteer Opportunities
Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable
volunteer experiences ever. It's simple, too. “Bigs” and "Littles" share the
kinds of activities they already like to do, such as shooting hoops,
playing a board game, going on a hike, enjoying a pizza. Volunteers are thoroughly
screened, trained and supported by Big Brothers Big Sisters professionals.

Programs: Matches come together through our two essential programs:
Community-based Mentoring: For as little as an hour a week, Bigs and Littles meet in
their community to share fun activities … stories … and a little bit of themselves.
School-based Mentoring: Bigs and Littles meet once a week on school grounds
to talk and have fun. It’s not about being a tutor … it’s about being a friend.


Our Mentoring Programs Work:
A study conducted by Public/Private Ventures found that children who were matched for at least
a year with their Big Sister or Brother were:
 Children are 46% less likely to begin using illicit drugs
 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
 52% less likely to skip school
 37% less likely to skip a class
 33% less likely to hit someone
 Increased confidence in their school performance
 Get along better with their family and peers


Big meets Little.

Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Starting something begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little. Making these matches, and performing all the background work involved with them, is possible because of donations from people like you. It's also why we're able to offer such a wide variety of programs that pair children, ages 6 through 18, with role models in one-to-one relationships.
Core Programs

Community-Based Mentoring
School-Based Mentoring

Special Programs

African-American Mentoring
Hispanic Mentoring
Native American Mentoring
Mentoring Military Children
Amachi Program

How a Big becomes a Big—and a Little, a Little.

Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through an extensive background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. And we provide full support from the start, so matches can grow into lasting, fruitful friendships. It’s also important to note that the entire matching process is made possible through donations—we can’t do what we do best without them!

What’s a Big and Little to do?
Each match is unique. Getting together doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activity—just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big already enjoy. For example:

Playing catch
Reading books
Getting ice cream
Going to a museum
Providing advice and inspiration

For more information about all of our programs, contact Tashima Wildrose, Program Director, at tashima.wildrose@bbbs-nnm.org or 505-983-8360.

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