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.

Hylan and Dimitrius

Hyland, 14, is being raised by his mother Shelley and was matched with his Big Brother Dimitrius in June 2014. Growing up, Dimitrius considered his grandfather to be a mentor to him, and he was inspired to become a Big Brother because he wanted to be the type of...

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,...

Jay’sson and Alex

Jay’sson, 11, was matched with his Big Brother in April 2016. “I remember the first time we met Alex,” says Jay’sson’s mom, Marilyn. “We were all so nervous but that quickly ceased after we sat at the table and Alex began to interact with my son.” “No child chooses...

Imari and James

Imari, 16, and James were matched in September 2012, and enjoy going to sporting events, taking trips to beach, and going out to eat. “I recall my first impression of James where it all started,” Imari says. “I thought he looked so cool with his biker jacket on....

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.