Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters has been matching youth ages 6-17 with caring, adult mentors in Galveston County since 1975. As a parent, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By giving them the opportunity to be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you’re starting them down a path to an even brighter, more promising future.
Safety from the start
Your child’s safety is our number one priority. Before we make a match, Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check and interview on every volunteer. Every relationship is closely monitored and supported by a professionally trained match specialist.
A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:
✓ are more confident
✓ are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
✓ do better in school
✓ get along better with their family and friends
✓ feel better about themselves*
*Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures