WHO ARE WE?
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest, Inc. is “as old as friendship and as new as today.” Our Organization was founded in the spring of 1963 as Big Brothers of Worcester County, initially serving seven needy boys by matching them in supportive mentoring relationships with community volunteers. The demand for Big Sisters made it clear that the time had come to extend services to girls, and a Big Sisters chapter was added to the Agency in 1974. The President of the Board of Directors told a local reporter, “To turn our heads from the needs of young girls would not permit us to fulfill our responsibility as a social service agency.” The name of the Organization changed to reflect the newest program addition: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Worcester County, Inc.
By the late 1990s, more than 2,500 matches had been made over the course of the history of the Organization. In 2002, our Organization agreed to manage Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Middlesex, Inc., and in 2004, the Board of Directors of both agencies voted to merge. In January 2005, the Organization name was changed to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest, Inc.
OUR MISSION & VISION
Our vision is to never say “no” to a child in need of our services in our Central Massachusetts and Metrowest communities, which contributes to better schools, brighter futures, and stronger communities for all.