Mentoring Youth. Changing Futures.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Sacramento Area ignites potential in children and youth through strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that change lives forever. Children and youth enrolled in our program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and healthier personal relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of our organization’s 57-year history in the Sacramento area.

DEFENDING POTENTIAL
Since 1964, our local agency has cleared the path to the brightest possible future for today’s youth.
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OUR APPROACH
Our data-backed approach to mentorship and the match selection process yields positive results.
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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Learn how we’re making the biggest impact on our youth and for our community.
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Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships with trusted adults which ignite the independence and creativity of youth.

On a human level, mentors show us that we are not alone. They show us that, in this vast world, there is someone on this journey who cares, is invested in our future, and is with us every step of the way. When a child is mentored, they are 55% more likely to go to college, 78% more likely to volunteer in their community, 90% more likely to mentor others, and 130% more likely to pursue leadership positions.

DeVonte and Kingsley

DeVonte, 14, was matched with his Big Brother Kingsley in December 2014. “The first time I met my Big I felt amazed because he looked like a smart guy. I thought he could probably get me into some sports,” says DeVonte. Although he wasn’t a fan of sports at first,...

Ta’Naejha and Marissa

Ta’Naejha, 11, and Marissa first became Sisters in June of 2017. When reflecting on her favorite thing about her Big, Ta’Naejha said “Marissa is herself. She likes you for who you are.” Some of their favorite things to do together are making jokes and laughing....

Zayvion and Nuno

Zayvion, 12, and Nuno were matched in November 2014. At first, Zayvion didn’t know what to expect from having a Big Brother, and wasn’t sure if the experience would be fun. However, he soon realized that he had a connection with Nuno, and together they enjoy...

Jazriel and Diana

Big Sister Diana was looking for a way to give back to her community when her friend inspired her to become a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “My friend is a Big Brother,” said Diana. “It seemed like a great opportunity and I love being a mentor.” In February 2018,...

Ariana and Molly

When Ariana, 10, and her Big Sister Molly were matched in May of 2018, they were both eager to begin their relationship. “I thought that she was nice, sweet and kind,” said Ariana, thinking back on the first time she met Molly. “My favorite thing about being match...

EMPOWERING POTENTIAL

When you support Big Brothers Big Sisters, you change lives for children in our community.