For every Little, the journey is different. So is the way that we help.

Lives are being impacted every day. 93% of youth say that having a mentor is important to helping them achieve their goals and make better choices, contributing to brighter futures, better schools and stronger communities. Below you’ll find some of these stories.

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...

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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...

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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....

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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....

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Samantha and Brooke

Samantha, 8, was matched with her Big Sister Brooke in June of 2018. When thinking back on the first time she met her, Samantha thought she was really pretty and was looking forward to growing their bond. “My favorite thing about being matched with Samantha is just...

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