Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico is the local affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. For over 100 years Big Brothers Big Sisters has been matching one child with one professionally supported volunteer in a mutually rewarding relationship to help children realize their full potential!
Our Vision is that all children achieve success in life.
Our mission as America's premier mentoring organization is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change a child's life for the better, forever.
We hold ourselves accountable for each child we mentor achieving:
• Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
• Avoidance of risky behaviors
• Educational achievement
We serve the most vulnerable children in New Mexico
• 81% minority (55% Hispanic, 9% Multi Race, 9% native American, 7% African American, 1% Asian)
• 63% from single parent or no parent families
• 75% from low income families
• New Mexico has the third highest rate of high school dropout in the country, with 44% of youth dropping out of school before graduation
• Alamogordo high School graduation rate for 2012, 4-year rate was 81.5%
Big Brothers Big Sisters has served the Otero County community since 1989 by matching youth with carefully screened volunteers. The resulting friendships start life-changing relationships that change the way children grow up in our community. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers two programs: the community based program and our school based program, S.T.A.R.S. Both programs require a minimum of a four hour a month commitment ... most people can find that much time to make a difference in the life of a child.
Volunteer With Big Brothers Big Sisters
Start Something ... Big
In our own lives, each of us was touched by someone - other than our parents - who introduced us to new worlds and transformed our lives. By becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, you can do the same for a child. And you will both be changed forever by the experience.
You can be the person to take a child to his first Tigers game...or watch his eyes light up at the sight of snow when you're sledding in the mountains! You can help your Little Sister plant flowers...then share the excitement as you both watch them bloom! Do YOU have a desire to fly a kite, or play with remote control cars, or have a tea party, or play on the playground? Together you and your Little choose activities that you both enjoy!
Volunteering as a Big Brother or Big Sister can be a life changing experience for you as well as the child!!!