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.

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...

Xavier and Kyle

When they were first matched in February of 2018, Xavier, 12, knew right away that he and his Big Brother Kyle would make a great pair. “I thought that he had cool hair,” said Xavier. “But my favorite thing about him is his personality.” Kyle was equally excited to...

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...

Alivia and Jennifer

Alivia, 14, was matched with her Big Sister Jennifer in June 2013. Jennifer’s younger sister previously worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and inspired her to get involved. “I thought I could make a positive impact,” said Jennifer. “I don’t have kids of my own and...

A’Vonti and Vanessa

A’Vonti, 9, was matched with her Big Sister Vanessa in April 2018, and had an instant connection. “When I first met Vanessa, I thought she sounded very nice,” said A’Vonti. “She’s cool!” These two are always spending time together laughing, and love to play with...

EMPOWERING POTENTIAL

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