Partners. Local Heroes.
Creating a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters benefits our community's most important asset—our children. Each one of our partners helps start something.
Help us change lives of at risk children for the better, forever.
Successful partnerships with businesses, foundations, and organizations are fundamental to supporting children. They provide for children in need and contribute to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.
✓ Partners and sponsors can support us through:philanthropic gifts that drive growth
✓ Employee-centric volunteer or donor partnerships
✓ High-impact cause-related marketing relationships
Advocacy & Government Partners
Florida Department of Education: For over 15 years, The Florida Department of Education (DOE) has invested significantly in Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend youth mentoring. Through this partnership, titled, "Bigs Inspiring Scholastic Success" (BISS), Big Brothers Big Sisters helps youth achieve academic success and positive outcomes such as improved school attendance, improved classroom behavior, improved grades and graduation to the next grade.
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ): is a funding partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend. We are grateful for the partnership that provides us the opportunity to provide caring adult mentors to youth who have a parent or immediate family member who has been, or is, incarcerated.
State Employees Receive Time Paid to Mentor: Did you know that employees of the State of Florida are allowed one-hour per week to mentor youth in their communities? Visit the Florida Mentoring Partnership and select the "New Rule Allows State Employees One-Hour Per Week to Mentor" and the "Interpretation of the Administrative Rule" documents for complete information about the policy.