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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore

Who We Are

On a national level, Big Brothers Big Sisters was founded in 1904 and now serves over 250,000 children annually. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore was established in 1969 and serves 200 children annually across Ottawa, Muskegon, Oceana and Mason counties.

Kids need adult support in their lives at critical times – when the smallest behavioral changes or poor decisions can forever affect their lives. Big Brothers Big Sisters believes in supplying the support necessary for every child in need.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore relies on a staff of professionals and volunteers to successfully deliver services to the community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore utilizes collaboration with individuals & community organizations to fulfill our mission. We are proud to work with area schools, health and human service agences, corporate partners and the Ottawa County and Muskegon County Mentoring Collaboratives as well as the Greater Ottawa County United Way and United Way of the Lakeshore agencies.

What We Do


All children achieve success in life


Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring,

professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever

Accountability Statement:

We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our

program achieving:

 * Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships

* Avoidance of risky behaviors

* Educational success