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.
Over the past 10 years.
VOLUNTEER MENTORS AND FAMILIES
Engaged in the fight to defend the potential of children.
By BBBS Miami Valley each year across Montgomery, Miami, Preble, and Greene counties.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS MIAMI VALLEY
OVER 60 YEARS OF HISTORY
1958Dayton Jaycees start a pilot program to pair volunteers with boys referred from juvenile court.
1960Incorporated locally as a 501c3 and named Big Brothers of Montgomery County, serving only boys.
1965Expansion into Greene and Preble Counties and became Big Brother Association of Greater Dayton.
1973We 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!
1978Began serving girls locally and became Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Dayton.
1995Public/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.
2003Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami County merged with us and we became Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley.
2007Public/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.
2015Awarded 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.
2016Awarded the Quality Achievement Award for the second year in a row.
2018Big Brothers Big Sisters of America launched a major update to our national brand and became Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley.