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  1. Big Brothers Big Sisters USF Bigs

  2. Mission Statement Big Brothers Big Sisters 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.

  3. Sulphur Springs • Median household income in 2009 $26,240 compared to Tampa $41,605 • 43% of population live below poverty level • About 40% of population has only attained a High School diploma or less • 62% of population is African American compared to Tampa 26%, County 17%, FL 16% • 29.6% are single mother households • 24% of population are children 6-17 years of age (BBBS deals with kids ages 5-17)

  4. Sulphur Springs Elementary • In 2010 96% of students were eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs, compared to Florida’s 50% of eligible students • 78% of the students are African American • The district spends $8,513 per student • 62% of that spent on instruction • 33% support services • 5% on other elementary and secondary expenditures

  5. BBBS Alumni were 75% more likely than non-alumni to have received a four-year college degree (28% of alumni vs. 16% of non-alumni). Alumni were 39% more likely than non-alumni to have current household incomes of $75,000 or higher (46% of alumni vs. 33% of non-alumni). Adult Littles are more likely than non-alumni to be engaged in their community when it comes to volunteering (52% of alumni vs. 35% of non-alumni)

  6. BBBS Community Outcomes By participating in our youth mentoring programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are: More confident in their schoolwork performance Able to get along better with their families 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs 27% less likely to begin using alcohol 52% less likely to skip school

  7. Local Outcomes 85% of our Littles have shown an increase in their self-confidence 83% if our Littles trust their Bigs more than they did a year ago 77% of our Littles improved their grades in school 74% of our Littles have a better attitude about school 71% of our Littles improved their relationships with family and friends

  8. Being a Mentor Helping Littlesdevelop and grow Be a positive role model Building a relationship Learning experience

  9. Testimonials

  10. Testimonials

  11. Contact Information Robin R. Jones robinjones@usf.edu Vanessa Balazs 813-769-3620 vanessa.balazs@bbbsfl.org