Recent News: Big Brothers Big Sisters of America recognizes Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Cumberland & Salem Counties’ board as Board of the Year

Board of Year

During the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s 2015 National Conference Awards Gala, BBBSA recognized local affiliate boards whose leadership results exemplified the highest standard of quality and sustained growth. Our local agency, BBBS of Cumberland & Salem County was named Board of the Year.

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Vision: all children achieve success in life.

Mission: provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one–to–one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Accountability: by partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Educational success
2015 NJ State Big Brother of the Year
Big Brother Calvin Quallis & Little Brother Mike
Read why Calvin was chosen for this honor
2015 NJ State Big Sister of the Year
Cathy Beck & Her Little Sister Christina
Read why Cathy was chosen for this honor

Our Programs Start Something

Here’s the proof. National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives.

By participating in our 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
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