Big Brothers Big Sisters organization was founded over 105 years ago in New York by Court Clarke. There are well over 550,000 volunteers in the USA alone. The program is established in over 38 different countries around the world.
The Movement was first introduced to Grand Cayman in the mid 1980s by Rev. Stanwyck Myles and others. While BBBS is an independent not for profit organization, the program is now under the auspice of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman and depends solely on sponsorship and fund raising events.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands
- The aim of the organization is based on the premise that a one-on-one friendship with a caring adult can provide the support a child needs to grow and mature in a positive way. Since 1984, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands (BBBS) has helped children to reach their potential through professionally supported one-on-one relationships with mentors. US based research proved that children in the BBBS mentoring programme are 46% less likely to use drugs, 27% less likely to begin using alcohol, 53% less likely to skip school, and 33% less likely to get into fights.