The primary goal of our organization is to help children and youth become caring, involved, educated and self-sufficient adults. We achieve this goal by providing one-to-one mentoring augmented by strength-based, family systems counseling and skill building programming.
Boys and girls, ages 10-18, are carefully matched with a Big Sister or Big Brother who serves as an advisor, role model and adult friend. Matches meet together to do activities such as visiting museums, enjoying a show or ballgame, working together on service projects or spending time together talking and doing homework. This mentoring relationship is the core of CBSBB.
Using a family systems model, family members work together to identify the root causes of problems and initiate changes within the family as a whole, in support of the mentoring match. Once the Little is matched, CBSBB continues to provide counseling to families in need.
Skill Building/College Bound
CBSBB offers a comprehensive set of workshops, activities, one-on-one support and referrals that begin on the first day a youth comes to CBSBB and ends, hopefully, with college graduation.