Together, We Are Defenders of Potential

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Invest in Portage County children. Invite three friends to do the same. You have the power to ignite a bigger and better future.

Our Mission

Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Anything is Possible

81% of former Littles surveyed agree their Big gave them hope & changed their perspective of what they thought possible.

Mentoring Works

Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister show real differences in their personal and academic lives. They are more confident in their schoolwork performance, they get along better with their families and they’re 52% less likely to skip school.

A Brave Bunch

85% of former Littles surveyed agree their experience influenced them in overcoming adversity or problems with courage.

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