They have the potential to change the world.

And we are standing together to defend it. Join us! 

From becoming a mentor, supporting special campaigns and attending fundraising events, there are so many ways you can support Big Brothers Big Sisters as we work to ignite the potential in girls and boys throughout our community! 

BIG THINGS ARE HAPPENING

In October 2018,  Big Brothers Big Sisters changed our look. We wanted our image to reflect what we know each Big & Little feels - bold, empowered, ignited. 

Learn more below about out our urgent message, which is here in western Massachusetts and across the county: all children have potential, but not all children have someone to help them defend that potential. 

1 in 3 kids will grow up without a mentor

Our mission is to help children in under-resourced families thrive by providing life-changing, one-to-one relationships with caring adult mentors. With your support, these friendships will enrich the lives of over hundreds of kids in western Massachusetts communities this year.

Big Sister Ava and Little Brother Miles

A Little Role Model

Bigs aren’t the only ones who can be role models. Little Brother Miles is a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Youth Ambassador and is a role model for LGBTQ youth all over the country. Through having people in his life like his Big Sister Ava, Miles knows the importance of having someone you can look up to and who will be there for you. “Having a person who is a little bit older, who has gone through life, who can see you as a person, and how you identify yourself, having that person is not only validating, it’s comforting,” Miles says.

Big Brother Tony and Little Brother Nasir

A Match That Lasted Much Longer Than Expected

At a breakfast for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware, a mother stood up and told the crowd about her son and the impact that his Big Brother was having on her son’s life. Future Big Brother Tony sat in the crowd and was moved by her words. “It touched me, and at that moment, I knew I wanted to become a mentor,” he says. Tony decided that he would volunteer for one year, but after meeting Little Brother Nasir and seeing the impact he could have, the match lasted much longer than expected.

Prominent CNBC, WellCare, Facebook, Greenberg Traurig, and Centurion Executives Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Board of Directors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s oldest one-to-one mentoring organization, is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to its National Board of Directors.

Big Sister Sheila and Little Sister Alexis

Overcoming Hurdles

Little Sister Alexis and Big Sister Sheila’s match began with a hurdle. When it was time to meet her Little Sister for the first time, Sheila couldn’t make it–she was trapped inside her house. “I had a 5 to 7 foot drift of snow in my driveway, and no way to get out, and no way to contact Alexis’ mother,” Sheila says. The two didn’t let the hurdle stop them, though. They were able to meet soon after that, and began going to the movies, learning to sew, and reading books to each other at the library. While the match would go on to face more hurdles, each brought them closer and made their match stronger.

Big Brother Jacob and Little Brother Arual

A Path Towards a Brighter Future

Little Brother Arual was at a crossroads. He had big dreams about playing sports and earning scholarships, but he was also tempted to give in to peer pressure from the wrong crowd. His mom was determined to find something to pull him onto the path towards a brighter future. “I was so worried that he might get more involved with these kids, that I had trouble staying calm about it,” she says. She enrolled him as a Little through Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Opispo County, and he was matched with Big Brother Jacob. With Jacob’s help, Arual was able to get onto that path towards a brighter future.