Big Brothers Big Sisters
of The Mid-South

  • Website: msmentor.org
  • Address: 1005 Tillman Street, Suite 223, Memphis, TN 38112
  • Phone: 901-323-5440

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-South’s mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Since 1968, our agency has operated under the practices of our national affiliate to ensure that our programs continue to have the greatest impact in the lives of children. Over the years our mentoring programs have successfully paired and supported mentoring relationships that has changed the lives of over 65,000 youth in the Mid South. We have paired thousands of children with positive role models through our Community-Base and Site Base Programs. Participants in the Community-Based Programs spend time together in the local community developing their relationship. Mentors spend time with the child doing fun, educational and recreational activities. Participants of the School-Based Programs talk about classes, do homework, read together and play on the playground.

Our Impact

Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, we start something incredible: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. And thanks to the first-ever nationwide impact study of a mentoring organization, we have the facts to prove it. The survey results are from volunteers and parent/guardians whose child had been matched for 12 months or more. The study found that:

  • 86% had improved self-confidence
  • 81% had improved attitude towards school
  • 92% had improved ability to avoid fights/use physical violence
  • 72% had improved in their trust to talk about life issues with an adult
  • 83% had improved sense of the outlook for their future

These results prove that our agency is both vested in our community and committed to helping Memphis’ citizens attain higher aspirations and educational achievement. By positively influencing the city’s future - our kids, mentoring will have a direct and lasting impact on education, public safety and economic development in the Mid-South.

Start Something BIG in your Community

To start something BIG in your community, sign up to become a volunteer or make a financial donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters.