The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area is to facilitate and enhance the positive development of youth through volunteer friendships, mentoring, and outreach services.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area is a non-profit corporation based in Escanaba, Michigan. The agency began as a strictly volunteer group serving only Delta County in 1980.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
• children deserve positive role models to help them
achieve their full potential and ambitions.
• volunteer screening and evaluation processes
must be held to the highest standards to ensure
safety, effectiveness and success.
• through strong partnerships, youth will receive
enhanced resources and opportunities.
• the community is responsible for the well-being of
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area is a member of Mentor Michigan, a program of the Michigan Community Service Commission that
supports strengthens and sustains mentoring throughout the state.
Affiliation – Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area is an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the world’s largest and most developed system for creating and sustaining mentoring relationships between volunteers and youth. With more than
400 affiliate agencies, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is an organized and professionally staffed system that has produced tremendous
benefits for youth.
Based in Escanaba, the program operates with a staff of 2 full-time and 2 part-time employees. The Executive Director oversees one Program Director, three Program Coordinators, and one contractual worker. A volunteer Board of Directors, made up of no less than seven people, provides governance to the agency and acts in a policy-making and fiscal management capacity. Volunteer Resource Boards represent outlying counties.
- Tanya Ettenhofer
- Main Office 906-789-0060
- Executive Director
- Maureen Lark
- Program Director
- Ross Rahoi
- Program Coordinator - Dickinson County
- Julia Nutter
- Program Coordinator- Menominee/Marinette
Big Brothers Big Sisters is always in need of volunteers to act as Big Brothers or Big Sisters, as volunteers at fund-raising events, and as members of its Board of Directors.
For more information about the program, call 906-789-0060.