OUR WORK IS URGENT
Our BBBS NW Montana kids are starved for consistency and normalcy in their lives. The pandemic and social unrest we are experiencing has brought myriad new challenges to families who already had more than their share. They deserve a mentor to help them navigate successfully into the future.
Our Littles face much greater exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) than the general population.
Social Isolation can both increase the likelihood of ACEs such as exposure to domestic violence, abuse and neglect AND compound the effects of trauma and adverse childhood experiences.
ACEs can have lasting negative effects on mental health and physical well-being throughout life.
Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring relationships protect against harmful effects of ACEs, and help young people with childhood trauma.
Once we are through this immediate crisis, we know that our children and families will continue to feel lasting, profound effects. Our work could not be more urgent.
Sourced by BBBS of America
Total annual household income less than $20,000
Live in single parent household
Worries a lot
Are lonely, sad and cry a lot
A BIG THANK YOU
TO OUR LOYAL SUPPORTERS
A BIG THANK YOU
TO OUR COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS
We received over 790 individual donations in 2020!
We know it truly "takes a village" to raise children and to ensure they have the opportunities and support needed to become independent and self-confident individuals. We believe that helping the youth in our community who need it the most is both the right thing to do and an investment in our community's future.
Thank you for joining in our efforts to help kids realize their potential.
Evidence supports that 2-3 hours of weekly mentorship has a significant impact on a child's self-confidence, self-image, capacity for resolving conflict, school attendance, and increases their trust in adults and community connection.
COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
We couldn't do what we do without community and corporate support from our sponsors who have donated generously to BBBS NW Montana.
Owner Gerrid Ganrud has been one of our most faithful supporters for many years.
Kalispell Toyota recently made a significant donation to us and extended an invitation for a 100% match through Toyota. We are thrilled to be working with their new Director of Marketing, Jackie Aus.
Jackie and Todd are busy planning a spring golf tournament here in Flathead Valley.
We couldn't do what we do without community and corporate support.
Our sponsors have donated generously to Big Brother Big Sisters of NW Montana
We are stepping up our efforts to make sure kids in our community are connected and supported during this time of social distancing, remote learning, and stress during COVID-19.
Consider becoming a Sponsor and invest in our life-changing mentoring programs.
CALL US 406.752.0092 to learn more.