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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.

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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!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles is at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

BIG thank you to #rodgersaffold from all our matches who were able to attend Los Angeles Rams games because of the tickets you donated. Thank you for being a champion for our youth, a former Big Brother and an all around great role model! You have a lot of fans in the #BBBS family who will always cheer you on!
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BIG thank you to #rodgersaffold from all our matches who were able to attend Los Angeles Rams games because of the tickets you donated. Thank you for being a champion for our youth, a former Big Brother and an all around great role model! You have a lot of fans in the #BBBS family who will always cheer you on!

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January is #NationalMentoringMonth and we are celebrating with our latest #NewMatchMonday! Congrats to Jeremy and Adam! “My first impression of Adam is that he is an eager and outgoing 8 year old who is excited to learn and try new things!”

There are boys like Adam waiting for an awesome Big Brother like you. What better time than National Mentoring Month to Go Big! Volunteer or donate to help get kids off our our waiting list at GoBigLA.org.
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January is #NationalMentoringMonth and we are celebrating with our latest #NewMatchMonday! Congrats to Jeremy and Adam! “My first impression of Adam is that he is an eager and outgoing 8 year old who is excited to learn and try new things!”

There are boys like Adam waiting for an awesome Big Brother like you. What better time than National Mentoring Month to Go Big! Volunteer or donate to help get kids off our our waiting list at GoBigLA.org.

"Being a mentor to my Little Brother has become more than anything I could ever imagine. As I work to impress upon him how to treat others, how to overcome failure, and how to give back to our communities, he’s also impressed upon me the wanting, the drive to be the best possible role model I can be for him. We’re closer than I ever expected (almost 2 years later) and check in every week now with each other. 💙

Then there’s the over 200 little boys in L.A. who are on the waiting list. Over 200 in need of an adult mentor to show them how to be a good, productive and successful human being. 😔

For anyone that has ever thought about mentoring a youth...DO IT! We NEED mentors, we NEED your help! 👊🏻💙"

Thank you Joel Freeman for being awesome! #BeAMentor #MentoringMatters #nationalmentoringmonth #iamamentorday #bbbs GoBigLA.org
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Being a mentor to my Little Brother has become more than anything I could ever imagine. As I work to impress upon him how to treat others, how to overcome failure, and how to give back to our communities, he’s also impressed upon me the wanting, the drive to be the best possible role model I can be for him. We’re closer than I ever expected (almost 2 years later) and check in every week now with each other. 💙

Then there’s the over 200 little boys in L.A. who are on the waiting list. Over 200 in need of an adult mentor to show them how to be a good, productive and successful human being. 😔
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For anyone that has ever thought about mentoring a youth...DO IT! We NEED mentors, we NEED your help! 👊🏻💙

Thank you Joel Freeman for being awesome! #BeAMentor #MentoringMatters #nationalmentoringmonth #iamamentorday #bbbs GoBigLA.org

"If you were to ask me why I signed up to be a Big Brother with @BBBSLA, the answer is in this picture. I get the opportunity to spend time with this amazing, creative and thoughtful little guy, MJ. He remembered a remark I made about a collectible #SpiderMan statue that we saw last week. So he drew it, framed it and gave it to me for Christmas. Priceless. It’s now on the wall in my office and I smile every time I look at it.
There are a lot of Littles out there that are waiting to be matched up with a Big. Get in touch with Big Brothers Big Sisters in your city. I’m really glad that I did."

Thank you to Big Brother Ryan Sands for being awesome! GoBigLA.org #RyanSands
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If you were to ask me why I signed up to be a Big Brother with @BBBSLA, the answer is in this picture. I get the opportunity to spend time with this amazing, creative and thoughtful little guy, MJ. He remembered a remark I made about a collectible #SpiderMan statue that we saw last week. So he drew it, framed it and gave it to me for Christmas. Priceless. It’s now on the wall in my office and I smile every time I look at it.
There are a lot of Littles out there that are waiting to be matched up with a Big. Get in touch with Big Brothers Big Sisters in your city. I’m really glad that I did. 

Thank you to Big Brother Ryan Sands for being awesome! GoBigLA.org #RyanSands
#BeABig #mentor #giveback #grateful #art #artwork #marvel

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Juan Jr SilvaThanks for the inspiration man 🙂

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Matthew AdamsI wonder who made that match? 😉 MJ is indeed a great kid.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles shared NBC LA's VIDEO LAPD Sergeant Gives Back to Community Through Mentorship.

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Congratulations Letty! See how one of our Bigs in Blue turned her life around and what she’s doing to inspire our youth!
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As a teen, she dropped out of school and became a single mother. Now LAPD Officer Letty Ruiz is giving back and proving that you can turn your life around with enough ambition. 4.nbcla.com/LH0e...

Travis and Lyrik thought they were going to film a PSA today for #BigBrothersBigSisters but instead were surprised by #RodgerSaffold Los Angeles Rams #walterpaytonmanoftheyear nominee that he is sending them to the SUPER BOWL! Thank you Rodger for being such an incredible and generous person and role model for our youth! And than you Travis for being such a great Big Brother! #gorams #hornsup #SuperBowl #beamentor. ... See MoreSee Less

Travis and Lyrik thought they were going to film a PSA today for #BigBrothersBigSisters but instead were surprised by #RodgerSaffold Los Angeles Rams #walterpaytonmanoftheyear nominee that he is sending them to the SUPER BOWL! Thank you Rodger for being such an incredible and generous person and role model for our youth! And than you Travis for being such a great Big Brother! #gorams #hornsup #SuperBowl #beamentor.