Changing Lives, One Child at a Time

Since 1975, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks has been changing children's lives by matching them with caring adults to guide them on a path to success throughout Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga Counties.


We are so incredibly grateful for our community's support this holiday season! We would like to extend a very BIG thank you to the kind members and supporters of the EDC of Warren County, The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Adirondack Winery! These organizations went above and beyond to make this holiday very special for the children in our program by collecting toys and gifts for our annual Holiday Party. We are looking forward to celebrating with our Bigs and Littles... and Santa and Mrs. Claus! We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and wish you all the best in the New Year!!!! 

How does Big Brothers Big Sisters help Kasaius?

Matching

When Big Brothers Big Sisters works to match a Little with a Big, we take into account the needs, personality, interests, and goals of both the child and the adult volunteer. We introduce the Little and his or her family to the Big slowly and make sure everyone is fully committed to the match before it is made official. Little Brother Kasaius is outgoing and up for anything, so he needed a Big who was creative and had a variety of interests.

Relationship Management

Children like Kasaius get the most out of their one-to-one relationship with their Big when the Big, the parent or guardian, and the child talk openly with their Match Support Specialist. Working as part of the team helping the child succeed, the Match Support Specialist can help identify problems, brainstorm solutions, and connect the family with essential services.

Activities

When Kasaius’ Big Brother saw the email from BBBS saying that there were spots open in a free acting class, he jumped at the chance to take Kasaius. BBBS affiliates across the country provide activities for Bigs and Littles and also alert Bigs to opportunities in the community. This enables Bigs to get to know other Bigs, who might be experiencing similar things and who might have great suggestions for more new activities.

Screening and Training

Child safety is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ highest priority. To achieve the highest standards possible, we work constantly to review and strengthen our background check systems as new best practices in the industry emerge. We also make sure our Bigs and our staff have the training and resources they need to help Littles on their path to success.

less likely to being using illegal drugs
less likely to begin using alcohol
less likely to skip school
less likely to skip a class
less likely to hit someone

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