Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butte County is a non-profit agency that has served the community since 1997 by providing quality mentoring relationships to children and youth in need of a friend. Big Brothers Big Sisters has a rich history of nurturing friendships between caring adult volunteers and promising children and youth. We serve youth between the ages of 6-17. We are affiliated with our national organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, who, just last year (2005) celebrated 100 years of mentoring to youth across the nation. Big Brothers Big Sisters is recognized locally and nationally as a leader in the field of mentoring. Nationally, right now we are working to meet our goal of serving one million children by the year 2010. Big Brothers Big Sisters is supported financially by grants, the profit of our events, and the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations throughout our community who share the value of putting a friend in the life of a deserving child. Our program has tremendous impacts on both the lives of both our children (we call them Littles) and our volunteers (we call them Bigs).