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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Virginia Peninsula is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.

For more than 30 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated in Williamsburg under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Educational success

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Literacy for Life

At Literacy for Life, we know that illiteracy or low literacy can affect all of a person's chances in life. Even seemingly simple tasks like helping a child with homework or reading a medicine bottle can remain out of reach if you can't read or speak English. But it doesn't have to be that way, because Literacy for Life can help.

Literacy for Life teaches adults the literacy skills required for self-sufficiency, better health and meaningful participation in society. We provide instruction in:

  • reading aptitude
  • writing skills
  • math fundamentals

We also provide English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

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