WE HELP CHILDREN REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL

We create friendships that lead children to have better long-term outcomes like being more likely to graduate and less likely to perform illegal activities.

SERVING CHILDREN WITH THE GREATEST NEED AND LEAST OPPORTUNITY

Household Income < $30k
Household Income < $10k
Single Parent Homes
Incarcerated Parent

INSPIRING STORIES

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Big Brother Vince & Little Brother Ryan
Matched Since 1984

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Big Sister Wanda & Little Sister Zandra
Matched Since 2015

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Big Brother Stan & Little Brother Quavis
Matched Since 1985

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Big Sister Michelle & Little Sister Shawnna
Matched Since 2007

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Big Brother Zane & Little Brother Chris
Matched Since 2015

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Big Brother John & Little Brother DreShawn
Matched Since 2013

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Big Sister Rachel & Little Sister Abby
Matched Since 2019

THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS

1. INQUIRY

Submit your information to our agency and a staff member will contact you.

2. ORIENTATION

Learn the details of the program and complete the enrollment paperwork.

3. INTERVIEW

Meet together for us to better understand your child’s personality so that we can determine their future Big.

4. SELECTION

Your child is ready to be Matched. Our agency staff will carefully select the perfect Big for your child.

5. MEET

When we find the right Big for your child, we’ll contact you to see if you think it’s a good fit too.

6. UPDATE

Throughout the Match, we’ll keep in contact to ensure your child is on the path to success.

PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

COMMUNITY BASED

Our traditional and most flexible mentoring program, we pair adult mentors with youth ages 6 to 13 under the commitment to see each other twice a month for a few hours. We hand-select every Match based on shared interests, geography, and personality.

BIG FUTURES

Our broadest program, Big Futures encompasses youth aged 13 and above either currently matched with an adult mentor or previously matched. For these Littles, Big Futures is a natural progression from the Community-Based program as the youth grows older.

SCHOOL BUDDIES

Whether it’s reading a book, eating lunch, or shooting hoops, School Buddies is really about starting a friendship, providing guidance, and inspiring children to reach their full potential. Volunteers and children meet once a week during the child’s 45 minute lunch break, utilizing resources available within the school: computer labs, the library, the gym, a classroom, or the playground.