Big Brothers Big Sisters matches youth who need mentors with volunteers in the community to form safe, caring friendships. BBBS is America’s leader in one-to-one youth service, with over a century of proven success in creating positive mentoring friendships that benefit children, volunteers, families, neighborhoods, and communities. Mentoring makes a difference!
BBBS began in 1904, when a young New York City court clerk named Ernest Coulter was seeing more and more boys come through his courtroom. He recognized that caring adults could help many of these kids stay out of trouble, and he set out to find volunteers. That marked the beginning of the Big Brothers movement. (Read more about the history of BBBS.) In Fargo-Moorhead, the organization traces its roots back to 1966, and we have been a program of The Village Family Service Center since 1973. School-based mentoring was added in 1998.
Watch the video of Jeff and Jared below to meet a Big Brother and Little Brother and learn about the effect that the relationship has had on their lives. And please consider volunteering as a Big Brother / Big Sister.