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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan

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900 E. Front Street
Suite 125
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 946-2447
(231) 946-2447 (fax)
Hours:
M-F 9:00AM to 5:00PM

About Us

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan has been providing mentoring services to at-risk youth for over 50 years, with a program that originated in the Emmet County area in 1960, and has read more
  • About

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan has been providing mentoring services to at-risk youth for over 50 years, with a program that originated in the Emmet County area in 1960, and has provided professionally supported mentoring relationships to over 2,500 children. Our mission is ''to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever''.

  • Highlights

    • Kids with a mentor are 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs.
    • Kids with a mentor are 27% less like to begin using alcohol.
    • Kids with a mentor are 52% less likely to skip school.
    • Kids with a mentor show improved academic skills.
    • Kids with a mentor have higher self-esteem.
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  • Whom to Contact

    • Brooke Bolton
      Case Manager
      Phone: (231) 946-2447 x221
    • Melissa Cartwright
      Bookkeeper
      Phone: (231) 946-2447
    • Cecilia Chesney
      Executive Director
      Phone: (231) 946-2447 x218
    • Kris Hoxie
      Office Manager
      Phone: (231) 946-2447 x217
    • Jane Knudsen
      Supervision Specialist
      Phone: (231) 946-2447 x224
    • Denise Rusinowski
      Program Administrator
      Phone: (231) 946-2447 x223
    • Gary Swaney
      Program Director
      Phone: (231) 946-2447 x219
    • Sara Jo Vidor
      Case Manager
      Phone: (231) 946-2447 x222
    • Christie Ward-Strahan
      Case Manager
      Phone: (231) 313-7323
  • Directions

    Located in Traverse City on the corner of Front Street and Rose Street across from The Blue Goat.