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Big Sister Big Brother
Welcome to the Old Colony YMCA
Big Sister Big Brother Program!
The Old Colony YMCA, based in Brockton, Massachusetts, is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering a variety of services to youth in our 29 southeastern Massachusetts community since 1993. The Y’s Big Sister Big Brother program, affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, is proud to provide children ages 6-18 with positive, caring adult mentors. This is a free service that we provide. We believe that every child can benefit from having a dedicated friend outside of the family; someone who is there for that child and spends time with him or her because they want to.
Our community-based program offers traditional one-to-one matching of “Bigs” with “Littles” – matches enjoy activities such as playing sports, visiting parks/museums/libraries, biking, hiking, or just spending time together.
A national study found that Littles who meet regularly with their Bigs were:
46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
27% less likely to start drinking
52% less likely to skip school
We serve a large portion of Southeastern Massachusetts - just take a look at our service area!
Old Colony YMCA Big Sister Big Brother
320 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301
TO MAKE AN INQUIRY, CLICK HERE AND FILL OUT THE PRESENTED FORM. ONE OF OUR STAFF WILL REACH OUT TO YOU SHORTLY THEREAFTER. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED IS CORRECT. THE FORM DOES NOT REPRESENT A COMMITMENT.
Old Colony BSBB is supported by donations as well as local, state and federal funding. BSBB is currently supported in part by a State Mentoring Matching Grant, administered by the Mass Mentoring Partnership, the Department of Public Health and the United Way of Greater Plymouth County.
Thank you to the Mass Mentoring Partnership for its continued, generous support of our Big Sister Big Brother mentoring program. Funding from this past year enabled us not only to support an additional site-based program at the Arnone Elementary School, but also to match more caring adults with children both in and out of school. The presence of a caring adult - outside the immediate family - has immense value and impact on the life of a child. This year’s funds supported over 45 volunteers and children with opportunities and activities that support and enhance a life-long love of learning!