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Bigs with Badges

Bigs with Badges is an initiative partnering law enforcement and emergency services personnel volunteer once a week to mentor a child in a nearby elementary school.

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We are honored to have current volunteers from:

Davidson County Sheriff’s Office
Metropolitan Nashville Police Dept.
Metropolitan Nashville Fire Dept.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Tennessee Department of Correction

You’ll feel the impact as much as your child.

A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:

  • Are more confident
  • Are more likely to steer clear 
of drugs and alcohol
  • Do better in school
  • Get along better with their family and friends
  • Feel better about themselves
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Rewarding Experience

"Volunteering as a Big Brother is definitely the highlight of my week!" 

- MNPD Sgt. Edward Rucker Big Brother to Demonte