Mentoring Youth. Changing Futures.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Sacramento Area makes a difference by creating professionally supported one-to-one matches between caring, trusted adult mentors and kids who want to realize their full potential. “Bigs” help “Littles” ignite, empower, and defend their potential by standing with them. We stand poised to clear the path to a child’s brightest possible future.

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 that ignite the promise 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.

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...

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....

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....

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...

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,...

EMPOWERING POTENTIAL

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