Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has a 110-year history. BBBS helps kids reach their potential by changing their perspectives. In 1904, a New York City court clerk Ernest Coulter noticed that he was seeing more and more boys in court. He set out to find volunteers who were caring adults who could help the boys. At about the same time, a group called the Ladies of Charity was mentoring girls who were going through the New York Children’s Court. The Ladies of Charity would later be known as the Catholic Big Sisters. Both groups remained independent of each other until 1977. At that time, they joined forces and became Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Today, BBBS operates in all the 50 states and in ...

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