Changing Perspectives. Changing Lives.

Since 1964, our local agency has cleared the path to the brightest possible future for youth in Sacramento, South Placer and Yolo counties. We operate under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life, and we work to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Our one-to-one mentoring program primarily benefits children, ages 7-18, who are being raised by single parents, grandparents or other extended family, and foster families.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships with trusted adults which ignite the independence and creativity of youth. Our vision is to have over 300 youth matched with a Big in our program by 2025, working together to unlock their potential and create their best possible future. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and community members we are accountable for ensuring every child in our program has the opportunity to:

• Set high aspirations, gain greater confidence, and experience being involved in healthy relationships
• Build skills and tools to help avoid risky situations and behaviors
• Receive resources and support to reach their educational goals

How Our Program Works

We match and adapt each mentoring relationship according to the specific needs of the child (Little), and require that each volunteer (Big) commits to a minimum of one year to help in establishing trust and consistency with their Little. We believe that it’s a child’s birthright to succeed. Through the transformative power of mentorship, youth in our program gain confidence, build interpersonal skills, improve their grades, and begin to envision a more successful future for themselves. 


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