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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?

Anyone can be a mentor. It is about starting a consistent friendship and inspiring positive change to empower children to believe they can achieve what they never dreamed 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!

From Our Community

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Sharing some #FeelGoodFriday vibes from Little Brother Mikael, who was awarded a trip to Kenya to study Elephants and Sustainable Agriculture this year after he graduates from high school!

Mikael's brother, Nicolas, is also in our program and their mother told us how she was confused about the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” until receiving support from BBBSLA. Now she feels that we have been that village.

Be a part of our village at GoBigLA.org
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Sharing some #FeelGoodFriday vibes from Little Brother Mikael, who was awarded a trip to Kenya to study Elephants and Sustainable Agriculture this year after he graduates from high school!

Mikaels brother, Nicolas, is also in our program and their mother told us how she was confused about the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” until receiving support from BBBSLA. Now she feels that we have been that village.

Be a part of our village at GoBigLA.org

Sending good luck & good wishes to our President & CEO, Tiffany Siart, for a successful Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch tonight! This is a huge opportunity to strengthen and expand our efforts in positively impacting at-risk youth in Greater Los Angeles. We are so thankful to be a Top 10 Finalist! GoBigLA.org ... See MoreSee Less

Sending good luck & good wishes to our President & CEO, Tiffany Siart, for a successful Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch tonight! This is a huge opportunity to strengthen and expand our efforts in positively impacting at-risk youth in Greater Los Angeles. We are so thankful to be a Top 10 Finalist! GoBigLA.org

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Nicole Garris LoreyBest of luck to our courageous leader!

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It's #NewMatchMonday and we'd like to introduce you to Little Brother Nicolas & Big Brother David!

When we asked David what he was most looking forward to experiencing as a mentor, he said, "Helping Nicolas improve in math and sports. It also seems like a great chance to give him what I didn’t have – a male influence."

YES. Each of us should strive to be who we needed when we were younger. Mentoring allows the opportunity to give back in meaningful ways to a child who needs your influence. We're ready to connect you at GoBigLA.org
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Its #NewMatchMonday and wed like to introduce you to Little Brother Nicolas & Big Brother David!

When we asked David what he was most looking forward to experiencing as a mentor, he said, Helping Nicolas improve in math and sports. It also seems like a great chance to give him what I didn’t have – a male influence.

YES. Each of us should strive to be who we needed when we were younger. Mentoring allows the opportunity to give back in meaningful ways to a child who needs your influence. Were ready to connect you at GoBigLA.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles with Jovan Carrington and 3 others.

BIG thanks to our #BBBSLAmarathon Team at the Big 5K today!! We appreciate every runner, fundraiser, donor, volunteer, staff member, and cheering section for making this such a fun and memorable event for our Bigs & Littles. Purple Power!! 💜
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BIG thanks to our #BBBSLAmarathon Team at the Big 5K today!! We appreciate every runner, fundraiser, donor, volunteer, staff member, and cheering section for making this such a fun and memorable event for our Bigs & Littles. Purple Power!! 💜

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles added an event.

The Junior Board of BBBSLA presents an ADVANCE SCREENING of Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson!

Sunday, March 26th
11:00AM (doors at 10:30AM)

Regal Cinemas LA Live!
1000 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Littles & Youth are FREE
Adults 18+ $20

All tickets include complimentary popcorn, soda, and a GITS T-shirt! Rated PG-13.

Seating is limited - buy your tickets today at:
GoBigLA.org/events

100% of ticket sales benefit BBBSLA's proven mentoring programs. Thank you for your support!
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BIG Advance Screening: Ghost in the Shell

BIG Advance Screening: Ghost in the Shell

March 26, 2017, 11:00am

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live

The Junior Board of BBBSLA presents an ADVANCE SCREENING of Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson! Sunday, March 26th 11:00AM (doors at 10:30AM) Regal Cinemas LA Live! 1000 W. Olympic Blvd...

BIG Advance Screening: Ghost in the Shell

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It's #NewMatchMonday and we'd like to introduce you to Little Brother Devin & Big Brother Brian! “Devin loves soccer, so we are going to go to the park to play soccer. I’ve never played before so he is really excited to teach me.”

We love it when kids are eager to share their knowledge! Bonus points to Big Brother Brian for encouraging it. #BeTheChange #BeAMentor at GoBigLA.org
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Its #NewMatchMonday and wed like to introduce you to Little Brother Devin & Big Brother Brian! “Devin loves soccer, so we are going to go to the park to play soccer. I’ve never played before so he is really excited to teach me.”

We love it when kids are eager to share their knowledge! Bonus points to Big Brother Brian for encouraging it. #BeTheChange #BeAMentor at GoBigLA.org