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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County

915 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 104 Howell, MI 48843 Phone: 517-546-1140 Fax: 517-546-0092
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County has been providing children with mentors since 1980. Our service is based on a One-to-One friendship between a volunteer and a child.  Volunteers serve as friends, mentors, and role models, helping children (who are primarily from single-parent homes) gain greater self-confidence. “Bigs” encourage “Littles” to realize their potential and see themselves as having happy and successful futures.

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The Search Institute, a national research firm, conducted a study examining the effect of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring on youth and found that, compared to their peers, Little Brothers and Little Sisters who met with their Bigs regularly were:

  • 46% less likely to start using drugs 27% less likely to start drinking 52% less likely to skip a day of school
  • 37% less likely to skip a class
  • 1/3 less likely to hit someone
  • More trusting of their parents/ guardians
  • Less likely to lie
  • Felt more supported and less criticized by their peers and friends

Last year we were able to impact 235 children through mentoring; changing their lives for the better - forever.  The menu on the left side of this page will direct you to more information about us, what we do, and how we do it.

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Our 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. Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.

 From the Blog

High 5 for Littles Campaign 2016

Dear Friends,

In September, our Livingston County youth will be returning to school. Facing the unknown challenges ahead can be over-whelming for some children.

Part of our job at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County is to provide a mentor to help our youth succeed.  We need your help to not only maintain our school-based programs but to also provide one-to-one community-based mentors to the children on our waitlist.

For the next two months we have set a goal to raise $15,000 during our High 5 for Littles campaign.  If everyone gave just $5.00, we would be able to provide more Community-Based matches, and more Site-Based programs, including Rockin’ Readers and Big Futures. We are asking you to help us reach our goal of ensuring 58 more Livingston County youth receive the support and friendship of a mentor this year

To make a donation, just text $5.00 (or any donation amount) to 517-227-5090 and your message should reflect the amount you are giving, and then press send.  If you are a first time text-giving donor, you will be prompted to visit a secure URL.  Once you click the registration link, you will enter your credit card information.  At this point, your donation will process and you will receive a confirmation text showing your donation and registration.  Or if you prefer, visit our website at and use the Donate Now button.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.  Thank you for your generosity and all the support you give to the youth we serve.



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