Big Brother Big Sister

Address    

50 S. French Broad Ave. Suite 213, Asheville, NC 28801
Contact Person  Jayme Davis

Contact Info

                         

828-253-1470

jamyed@bbbswnc.org

Website  bbbswnc.org
Description of Agency- Big Brothers Big Sisters of America originated in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1904. Irving Westheimer, a young businessman noticed a boy foraging for his dinner in a garbage can and thought it would be possible to help him and others like him by spending time together in a one to one mentoring relationship.  There are currently over 400 Big Brothers Big Sisters programs in the United States.  The program began in Buncombe County in 1982, adding Henderson County in 1989, and expanding to serve eight Western North Carolina counties by 2009.  In 2008-09, more than 700 children were enrolled in the program, and the Board of Directors has set a goal to serve over 1000 children by 2011.

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