31 S 1st Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Lynne Carroll, Executive Director
What is universal to being a Big Brother or Big Sister is that most Bigs start out thinking they'll give something back, yet most end up saying, "I get back so much more than I give." As a Big, you are simply a friend. We ensure that your friendship fits your lifestyle, and we have something for everyone. Busy people of all ages can get involved, and you can choose the program that works best for you.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters are the positive role models so vitally important to children at risk of failing in school or of engaging in harmful behavior. Just by sharing experiences, celebrating accomplishments, and listening to a child's concerns, a Big Brother or a Big Sister has the opportunity to reach an at-risk child before the risk reaches them.
Just think about it: Young adolescents saying '"no" to drugs and alcohol, improving their school attendance, getting along better with their families and peers--all because they had Big Brothers and Big Sisters...