Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle’s mission is to help children reach their full potential through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships. The Big Brothers Big Sisters vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them; contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all. Big Brothers Big Sisters distinguishes itself from other mentoring programs in important ways:
• Affiliate of the national organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the largest one-to-one mentoring organization in the world.
• We adhere to national standards in relation to positive outcomes and improving the lives of the children we serve. We are making an impact strengthening positive relationships by helping children improve academic success and reducing risky behaviors.
• A Service Delivery System that enables us to set goals for quality and track our progress.
• Zero tolerance for child abuse
• A commitment to diversity and inclusion, partnership and collaboration, continuous learning, people development and high performance.
• We define ourselves by what we achieve, not just by what we do. We are making an impact strengthening positive relationships for the children we serve.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle was established in 1961 by a board of civic leaders. The original board of directors were leaders and visionaries in the Amarillo community and saw a growing need to support the children of their community. The agency began with seven matches and today serves over 360 children living in Potter, Randall, Hansford and Lipscomb counties.
Big Brothers Big Sisters would not be able to serve the children of our community without the caring adults who volunteer. Throughout the last 50 years there have been virtually thousands of caring community volunteers mentoring children in need.