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JOIN US AS A DEFENDER OF POTENTIAL

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child in your community? Join us today to DEFEND POTENTIAL!

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eMentoring Program

A special program for Community and School Based Bigs and Littles.

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Defenders of Potential.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area provides one-to-one mentoring for children in Danville and Pittsylvania County, serving over 300 children annually.

Be a Big

Help transform the life of a child in our community by being a positive and caring role model.

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Enroll a Child

Our program creates lasting relationships that can help transform your child’s life.

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Donate

Make a gift – and a difference in the life of a child in our community. Every gift matters.

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About Us

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area is a true change agent, committed to providing an adult mentor for every child who needs or wants one. Mentoring is a proven strategy that changes how our children grow up in America by meeting critical needs of our region’s children and engaging all levels of community. We help children build the attitudes and behaviors needed to stay in school, succeed academically, make healthy choices, and create promising futures.

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Big Things Are Happening.

When children and teens have the influence of a caring adult, they are more likely to avoid risky behaviors and to focus on academics. Today’s youth face a variety of challenges, and being matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister can help them navigate these challenges and reach their potential.
Studies confirm that Little Brothers and Little Sisters:
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Improved academic performance

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Were less likely to hit someone

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Felt better about themselves

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Upcoming Events

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake Will Return!

Bowl for Kids’ Sake Will Return! Stay tuned for the date and more information. Riverside Lanes Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big…

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Latest News

BBBS Hall of Fame 2022

BBBS of Danville Area held its inaugural BBBS Hall of Fame 2022 Luncheon on Tues, Dec 13 at Southside Community Learning Center, DRHA. The luncheon included the keynote speaker, Mayor Alonzo Jones. 10 people who made significant contributions to BBBS of Danville Area were recognized. Dr. Edward White, Arlene Creasy, Sheriff Michael Mondul, Sander Wingate, Curtis Carrington, Tanya Hilliard, Dr. Angela Hairston, John Gilstrap, John Moody, and Founder Judge Spiros Skendaris. Next year, our organization will celebrate 50 years of service in the city of Danville and Pittsylvania County. For more info, contact Pat Daniel at 434-773-8394.

BBBS CEO Pat Daniel is pictured with Doctor Edward White. Doctor Edward White is holding his award for 30 years of service as a Board Member, Chairperson, and Treasurer.
BBBS CEO Pat Daniel is pictured with Doctor Edward White. Doctor Edward White is holding his award for 30 years of service as a Board Member, Chairperson, and Treasurer.
BBBS CEO Pat Daniel is pictured with John Moody. John Moody is holding his award for 7 years of service as a Board Member and Consistent Donor.
BBBS CEO Pat Daniel is pictured with John Moody. John Moody is holding his award for 7 years of service as a Board Member and Consistent Donor.
BBBS CEO Pat Daniel is pictured with Sander Wingate. Sander Wingate is holding her award for 15 years of service as a Board Secretary and Big Sister.
BBBS CEO Pat Daniel is pictured with Sander Wingate. Sander Wingate is holding her award for 15 years of service as a Board Secretary and Big Sister.
BBBS CEO Pat Daniel is pictured with Tanya Hilliard. Tanya Hilliard is holding her award for 5 years of service and 2022's "Secret Santa."
BBBS CEO Pat Daniel is pictured with Tanya Hilliard. Tanya Hilliard is holding her award for 5 years of service and 2022's "Secret Santa."
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2022 Annual Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, Dec 3, BBBS and SOVAH Health held the Annual Pancake Breakfast. Attendees were Bigs, Littles, family members, parents, and volunteers. Special guest Janeen Edmunds provided music. Special thanks to SOVAH hospital executives and staff for their assistance. We look forward to next year's event.

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Signing Day for Gary and Hamir

It was Signing Day on Friday, Nov 11 for our new Big Gary Terry, CEO of Boys and Girls Club of the Danville Area, and Little Hamir. This is the beginning of a collaborative effort, UW Operation Graduation, with Boys and Girls Club, Community, and Church Based Tutorial.

Signing Day - Gary and Hamir 2022
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