Your donation is an investment in the people, systems, and technology that allow us to create and support matches between children and caring adults. We hold ourselves accountable to our donors by regularly measuring the impact of our work.

We seek to put children on a path to lifelong success and change the trajectories of their lives in positive ways. To achieve our mission, we commit to measure and be responsible for specific youth outcomes that focus on:

  • educational achievement
  • avoidance of risky behaviors (especially juvenile delinquency)
  • higher self-esteem, confidence, and improved ability to relate to others

We define success based on measurable outcomes and scales. By working with our donors, mentors, children, families, and partners, we hope to drive collaboration to find solutions to the challenges facing Madison and Dane County's youth.

By donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County, you are joining our mission of positively affecting children in Madison, Wisconsin, and the surrounding community. Every day, our team works tirelessly to change the perspectives of children and give them an opportunity to achieve great things.


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