Big Brother Big Sisters of Metropolitan Portland
Think back to your youth. Think about the person in your childhood who shared new experiences and ideas with you. Perhaps it was a teacher, a coach, or a grandmother. Regardless, they introduced some magic into your world and your eyes opened wide. By becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, you too can turn little bits of magic into big moments in a child’s life.
In the News
BBBSNW Launches New Amachi Website
Amachi Big Brothers Big Sisters is a direct response to the recent growth in prison populations across the country. Between 1991 and 1999, the number of children with a parent in a federal or state correctional facility increased by more than 100% from 900,000 to 2,000,000. Presently, there are more than 2.5 million children whose parents are behind bars in the U.S. To learn more about how Big Brothers Big Sisters Northwest is supporting children of incarcerated parents, visit our new Amachi website by clicking here.
Big Brother Big Sister Portland would like to give a shout out to our friends over at Portland Storage Containers for helping us out with our storage problems. They gave us a great price on two 20 foot storage containers and one mobile office in Portland.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Portland and Southwest Washington Merge!
On June 19, 2006 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Portland (BBBSMP) announced it will merge with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington (BBBSSW) to form Big Brothers Big Sisters Northwest. Both agencies provide one-to-one mentoring programs for at-risk children, as well as school based mentoring. The merger, which will produce a region-wide Big Brothers Big Sisters agency, will leverage the combined resources of both chapters to enhance local services and programs. To read more click here.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Portland is the National Agency of the Year!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has awarded Portland’s chapter the title of Agency of the Year. BBBSMP was recognized as the leader among the organization’s 500 agencies that serve children in more than 5,000 communities across the nation. To read more click here.