HISTORY

DEFENDING POTENTIAL SINCE 1958

BBBS MIAMI VALLEY'S HISTORY

Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley began in 1958 as a pilot project of the Dayton Jaycee’s in which volunteers worked with boys referred from the Juvenile Court. In the 1960’s the organization expanded its services to boys in need outside the juvenile justice system. In the 1970’s services expanded to girls, the agency was named Big Brothers Big Sisters, and services reached into Preble and Greene Counties. In 2004 services expanded to Miami County.

Serving over 525 youth annually, we are the oldest and largest mentoring organization in the Miami Valley. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley strives to help children reach success in academics, work readiness and healthy life styles through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships.


BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS MIAMI VALLEY

OVER 60 YEARS OF HISTORY

  • 1958

    Dayton Jaycees start a pilot program to pair volunteers with boys referred from juvenile court.
  • 1960

    Incorporated locally as a 501c3 and named Big Brothers of Montgomery County, serving only boys.
  • 1965

    Expansion into Greene and Preble Counties and became Big Brother Association of Greater Dayton.
  • 1973

    We had an annual budget of $51,000 - in today's dollars, that's $294,925 adjusting for inflation. Compare that to our budget of $980,000 in 2019!
  • 1978

    Began serving girls locally and became Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Dayton.
  • 1995

    Public/Private Ventures Study on Big Brothers Big Sisters Community-Based Mentoring shows measurable, positive results on youth who have a Big Brother or Sister, seminal research in the field of youth mentoring.
  • 2004

    Expansion into Miami County and became Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley.
  • 2007

    Public/Private Ventures conducts a study on Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring program, reinforcing the value of strong, long-lasting relationships and leading to program enhancements.
  • 2015

    Awarded Small Agency of the Year Award by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Quality Achievement Award in the same year that we moved our local headquarters to downtown Dayton.
  • 2016

    Awarded the Quality Achievement Award for the second year in a row.
  • 2018

    Big Brothers Big Sisters launched a major update to our brand and became Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley.

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