Our MissionCreate and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.


Our VisionAll youth achieve their full potential.

In partnership with parents or guardians and volunteers,
children in our program are achieving:


Educational Success


Greater Aspirations


Higher Confidence


Healthier Relationships


What We Do

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock

  • 01

    focuses on identifying children who can benefit from one-to-one mentoring.

  • 02

    recruits, screens and prepares volunteers to become mentors.

  • 03

    creates positive matches based on interests and needs.

  • 04

    track outcomes annually and report the impact our program has on our community.

Our History

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been the leader in one-to-one mentoring nationwide. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters prides itself in creating one-to-one mentoring opportunities for children between the ages of six and fifteen.

Our local agency has been serving the Lubbock community since 1970. It was originally known as Big Brothers, and in 1977 the agency added Big Sisters to the program. Through continuous partnerships with local school districts, community service organizations, and various businesses, Big Brothers Big Sisters is able to serve children with meaningful and life-changing professionally supported one-to-one mentoring services.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock is recognized as a 501c (3), has a governing board, completes an annual independent audit and is a community partner of Lubbock Area United Way.

Our local agency has been serving the Lubbock community since 1970.

Local Impact

Local data indicates that youth
enrolled in our program are achieving the following:

Locally

• 87% improved or maintained
their attitudes towards risky behaviors.
• 84% improved or maintained
educational expectations.
• 97% improved or maintained
academic grades and academic performance.
• 90% improved or maintained
social competence and social acceptance.

National Impact

National research has shown a measurable impact on children’s lives. Youth enrolled in a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program showed the following:

Nationally



• 46% percent are less likely to initiate drug use.
• 27% percent are less likely to initiate alcohol use.
• One third less likely to hit someone
• 52% percent are less likely to skip school
• 37% percent less likely to skip class

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock
Board of Directors


A compassionate and dedicated group of individuals willing to do whatever it takes to help change children’s lives for the better.


Tamara Rose


President
West Texas Graduation Services



Shawn Vinson


Past President
Self-Storage of Texas




Renae Cockrell

Secretary
VieMed


Juanita Arzola

Board Member
United Supermarkets LLC.




Ryan Brooke

Board Member
City of Lubbock




Kristi Gonzales


Board Member
United Supermarkets LLC.


Darrell Hill

Board Member
FirstCapital Bank of Texas





Roger Karr

Board Member
Lubbock National Bank



CiCi Nunez

Board Member
Texas Tech University



Belinda Ramirez


Board Member
McGavock Nissan








Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock
Staff Members


Melissa Corley, EdD


Executive Director
melissa.corley@bbbslubbock.org



Debra Gonzales




Leia Arteaga


Program Coordinator
leia.arteaga@bbbslubbock.org


Rose Robbins


Match Support Specialist
rose.robbins@bbbslubbock.org



Leah Roberts


Program Specialist
leah.roberts@bbbslubbock.org



Bethany Naranjo


Marketing Coordinator
bethany.naranjo@bbbslubbock.org


Linda Hazelwood




Jan Hardin



Internship Opportunities

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock offers two different internships for college students looking to gain experience, build professional contacts, and/or earn class credit.

Overview

  • Marketing & Special Events Internship:

    Assist the Marketing Coordinator in building awareness for the organization as well as promoting and planning fundraising events throughout the semester. This internship will help improve the student’s skills with public relations, event planning, and marketing strategies. Contact our Marketing Coordinator:


    Email

  • Program Internship:

    Assist program staff in daily tasks that include, but are not limited to: conducting references, intake, assessments, eligibility determination, record keeping, and maintenance of confidential records. Email our Program Director for more information:


    Email