It costs around $850 per year to maintain one match (mentor relationship). With your help, we can give a Little something back to the Sioux Empire community. Through the power of mentoring, we help children realize their potential and strengthen our communities. And we couldn’t do it without you. We believe that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters live in single-parent and low-income families, or households where a parent is incarcerated. As Sioux Falls' largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sioux Empire makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles). The mentoring relationships improve the odds that children served by our organization will perform better in school, avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others. The funds raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters help children to be matched with a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple, or Mentor Mom in the Sioux Falls area.