“With my Big Sister’s help I am doing better in school.”
“Whenever something is bothering me, I can talk with my Big about it.”
“As a Big, I get to spend time with my Little doing things I loved doing as a kid – exploring, going out to eat, cooking, visiting book stores, and being there as another ear and voice as she tries to navigate her world.”
Audra, Big Sister
“I love reading with my Big Sister.”
“My son’s relationship with his Big Brother has had a big impact.”
“My relationship with my Big Brother is very important to me.”
“My Big Brother has helped me discover new things.”
We are proud to support BBBS because of the powerful, positive impact they have on young people! We’ve experienced the results firsthand and continue to be impressed and therefore supportive! It’s a great organization!
Greg and Loyce Dettman
“My son has a stronger focus on his future as a result of his match.”
“Together we can make an even greater difference.”
Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, Ph.D., President of Huston-Tillotson University
“I love seeing the difference that mentoring makes for our children and our community.”
Jamie Avila, Board Member
“I can tell my Big Sister anything and she listens without judging me.”
“My son is consciously making the right choices now to set himself up for whatever he decides to do.”
“It’s a privilege to be able to help kids recognize the potential within themselves and illuminate the opportunities they have in their lives.”
Jeremy, Big Brother
“Children are our future. I like helping them realize their potential.”
“Becoming a Big is by far one of the best decisions I’ve made. My Little is constantly surprising me with her eagerness to try new things. Having the opportunity to mentor and see her grow has been not only rewarding, but also lots of fun!”
Reyna, Big Sister
“My Big Brother has taken me to visit several colleges and I’m excited to start applying.”
“Thanks to my amazing Big Sister, I knew from early on how important my education would be.”
“My Big Brother appreciates me for who I am.”
“As a Big, I’m able to pay it forward by providing my Little with some of the opportunities that I’ve been lucky to have in my life – companionship, encouragement, confidence and trust. “
Jeremy, Big Brother
I’ve been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters since 1991, not in the conventional sense but rather as an active participant in the annual fund raiser, Bowl for Kids. I believe in the program. BBBS has proven that one of the best ways to help kids is through mentoring. Pairing a child with a caring adult volunteer builds a bond that they both will remember the rest of their lives.
I’ve noticed Dylan’s confidence grow over time and I love seeing him come out of his shell. Seeing a kid recognize the potential hidden within themselves is one of the most powerful things I’ve ever witnessed. It’s like a light bulb that can only be illuminated by someone who genuinely cares about them and is willing to spend the time and effort to help them turn it on. I can’t say enough about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. I think it truly changes the world one relationship at a time.
I support BBBS because I believe in the mission to reach out to children who are facing adversity. It is important to help them realize their potential and know that they are special and worthy of care.
There are so many children who have a potential for greatness and don’t know it. Sometimes, it just takes one person believing in them to make them believe in themselves. Having a Big Brother or Big Sister to be that person can have a tremendous impact and truly does make a difference.
Maggie Johnson, BBBS Big Sister of the Year
“As a Big, I can commit to a consistent volunteer opportunity where I feel like I’m giving back to my community, and I’m rewarded with a meaningful relationship with an awesome Little who has so much to offer as well.”
John, Big Brother
“My Big makes me feel important.”
“If it weren’t for her, I know that I would have ended up in an environment that I should not have been in.”
I’m proud to support BBBS because it has given me the opportunity to make a positive impact on a child’s life at a time when it’s needed most. Providing encouragement, guidance and mentorship to my “Little” has been equally as rewarding for me, as I’ve been able to watch her grow into a more confident, and successful young adult. Simply spending time together has been fulfilling for both of us!
“My husband is gone a lot on military assignments, and I wanted our daughters to have another responsible adult in their lives that they could have fun with and talk to if they didn’t feel comfortable talking to me.”
“Now, oh my gosh, how my daughter has changed. She just has a better outlook on life.”
This is a great organization that makes a difference in the lives of Austin-area kids.
“Being a Big Brother has enriched my life.”
Ben, Big Brother
“My Big Sister is always there for me when I need her.”
“Having a Big in our lives has helped my whole family.”
Natasha, Mom of a Little
Mykayla is an excellent student and has been in Advanced Placement classes. She loves to sing and is in her school’s most accomplished choir. She has many other great attributes, such as her amazing ability to stay focused and calm, as well as her sense of humor. When I think back to the shy 10-year-old girl I met on that first day, and the amazing 18-year-old young woman I know today, I can hardly believe she is the same person. I am so proud of who she has become.