Big Brothers Big Sisters of McLean County is committed to organizing a body of responsible adults who will develop individual relationships and interest themselves in the welfare of children who, due to the circumstances of their lives, need the attention and companionship of adults outside their families. Furthermore, the agency will take direct interest in such children and their families and will employ methods that will promote the moral, mental, physical and social welfare of these children.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Program began in October 1987 in Macon County when a group of concerned citizens began a series of initial meetings to discuss the feasibility of such a program. In the following years, services were expanded to include the counties of McLean, Champaign, DeWitt, Ford and Livingston. Big Brothers Big Sisters has been providing mentoring services to McLean County since 1996. The mission of 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. The vision of Big Brothers Big Sisters is that all children achieve success in life.