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Bigs in Blue: CONNECTING YOUTH & LAW ENFORCEMENT THROUGH MENTORING

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What We Do

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles matches adult volunteers (Bigs) with kids (Littles) facing adversity to provide professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that have a measurable and transformative impact on the lives of our youth, our mentors and our community.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A MENTOR?

Being a mentor is about starting a consistent friendship and inspiring positive change to empower children to believe they can achieve what they didn't think was possible. You can simply incorporate your Little into your everyday life: play sports together, picnic in the park, take your dog for a hike or go to the beach. Being a Big will be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things you do, while also being a force of change in our community.

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How Do Bigs And Littles Get Matched?

Common Interests

We spend time getting to know Bigs and Littles to make a good match and lasting friendship. Do you both like sports, music or surfing? We look for things you have in common so you will always have fun together.

Our Programs

How Do I Become A Mentor?

Community

Once matched with your Little, our involvement in your relationship is just getting started. We're always on hand to provide support every step of the way. You'll also be connected to our community of Bigs through a private Facebook group, agency-planned match events, and outings with other Bigs.

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Still Have Some Questions?

Please get in touch if you want more information. We want to talk to you!

From Our Community

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"After Leo graduated high school, he joined the Police Cadet Academy where he was presented with interview opportunities. One day he asked me what a suit consisted of, how much money he should save to get one, and if I had time to show him some when he was able to save enough. So I said ‘of course I'll take you’ and told him he should save about one hundred dollars. He then replied ‘I will call you in two weeks.’ Leo called me two weeks later and we went suit shopping. We bought a new black suit, dress shoes, white shirt, black tie, black belt, socks and even dropped it off to my tailor to get it hemmed to perfection. As expected, we went slightly over budget which I gladly covered as his Big Brother. This was so special because it was his first suit and he saved up to purchase it. I think this event has really defined my role as a Big Brother in our relationship. As a Big Brother, I am responsible for encouraging him to push his boundaries and to always do his best. And, whatever he may lack in, I will always do my best to cover." #LittleMomentsBigImpact #fallbackfriday

There are hundreds of boys in Los Angeles waiting for a Big Brother. Volunteer or donate today at GoBigLA.org
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After Leo graduated high school, he joined the Police Cadet Academy where he was presented with interview opportunities. One day he asked me what a suit consisted of, how much money he should save to get one, and if I had time to show him some when he was able to save enough. So I said ‘of course Ill take you’ and told him he should save about one hundred dollars. He then replied ‘I will call you in two weeks.’ Leo called me two weeks later and we went suit shopping. We bought a new black suit, dress shoes, white shirt, black tie, black belt, socks and even dropped it off to my tailor to get it hemmed to perfection. As expected, we went slightly over budget which I gladly covered as his Big Brother. This was so special because it was his first suit and he saved up to purchase it. I think this event has really defined my role as a Big Brother in our relationship. As a Big Brother, I am responsible for encouraging him to push his boundaries and to always do his best. And, whatever he may lack in, I will always do my best to cover. #LittleMomentsBigImpact #fallbackfriday

There are hundreds of boys in Los Angeles waiting for a Big Brother. Volunteer or donate today at GoBigLA.org

"I'm a living testament that you can do anything you set your mind to."

BIG thank you to Los Angeles Rams#GeraldEverett for coming by our NFL Network workplace mentoring program to speak to our youth about the importance of perseverance.

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Im a living testament that you can do anything you set your mind to. 

BIG thank you to Los Angeles Rams#GeraldEverett for coming by our NFL Network workplace mentoring program to speak to our youth about the importance of perseverance.

Help give youth on our waiting list the gift of a mentor by donating at GoBigLA.org

“I really like my Big Sister Cecilia and her job a lot. I think what she does is great because she helps people and other kids improve. I am happy she wants to have this experience with me because I also want to help other kids.”- Diana

Congratulations to our newest #BigsInBlue #NewMatchMonday #LAPD #BeAMentor #BeTheChange

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“I really like my Big Sister Cecilia and her job a lot. I think what she does is great because she helps people and other kids improve. I am happy she wants to have this experience with me because I also want to help other kids.”- Diana

Congratulations to our newest #BigsInBlue #NewMatchMonday #LAPD #BeAMentor #BeTheChange 

Help us get more kids off our waiting list by donating at GoBigLA.org/donate

“I think kindness is the most selfless act – to have the will to be the change you want to see in others and in your communities.” – Big Brother Terence.

This Giving Tuesday, give the gift of mentorship to kids on our waiting list by donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters at GoBigLA.org. #GivingTuesday #LittleKindness
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“I think kindness is the most selfless act – to have the will to be the change you want to see in others and in your communities.” – Big Brother Terence.

This Giving Tuesday, give the gift of mentorship to kids on our waiting list by donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters at GoBigLA.org. #GivingTuesday #LittleKindness
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“I like her because we have things in common – she’s a detective and I want to be a prosecutor when I grow up!” -Little Sister Judea.

Congrats to our newest #BigsInBlue Match #NewMatchMonday #BeAMentor #GoBigLA #LAPD #LAPDChiefBeck #BeTheChange
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“I like her because we have things in common – she’s a detective and I want to be a prosecutor when I grow up!” -Little Sister Judea. 

Congrats to our newest #BigsInBlue Match #NewMatchMonday #BeAMentor #GoBigLA  #LAPD #LAPDChiefBeck #BeTheChange

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BIG thanks to #DominiqueEasley and fellow Rams players #AaronDonald and #CarlosThompson for treating our kids and families to an incredible Thanksgiving feast! Thank you for your generosity and taking the time to not only serve the food but to hang out and eat with everyone! NBC #Kimbaldonado #gorams #beamentor #bbbsla #bbbs NFL#DominiqueEasleyFoundation
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