Since 1966 Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters has been changing the lives of children across Connecticut. As an independent 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s oldest youth mentoring organization, the mission of Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Through the excellence of our programs and the commitment of our volunteers and staff, Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters is recognized widely as the “face” of child and youth mentoring in the state of Connecticut.
Each year, Nutmeg BBBS offers high-quality mentoring services to approximately 1,000 children and youth from 132 of Connecticut’s 169 cities and towns. Of the children served by Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters:
• 81% lived with one or no parents;
• 77% were members of minority groups;
• 73% lived below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level; and
• 18% had a parent in prison