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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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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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Feelin' those #FeelGoodFriday vibes from Jessica & Sailie's first outing!

Big Sister Jessica made plans to go to Santa Monica Pier for the traditional games/rides experience, even though she's the type of person who would enjoy just running along the beach and watching the sunset.

When they reached their destination, Little Sister Sailie said, "Maybe we could just go to the water and put our feet in?"

That was the moment they realized how special their journey together will be - already on the same page!

"We kicked off our shoes and ran down to the water and played until sunset!"

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend! GoBigLA.org
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Feelin those #FeelGoodFriday vibes from Jessica & Sailies first outing!

Big Sister Jessica made plans to go to Santa Monica Pier for the traditional games/rides experience, even though shes the type of person who would enjoy just running along the beach and watching the sunset.

When they reached their destination, Little Sister Sailie said, Maybe we could just go to the water and put our feet in?

That was the moment they realized how special their journey together will be - already on the same page!

We kicked off our shoes and ran down to the water and played until sunset!

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend! GoBigLA.org

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Princess EllieMy girls😍😘😘😘😘😘😙😘💓💜💚💛💖

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Day 6 of our #MatchGraduation photo series has been claimed by Big Brother Jeremy and Little Brother Ruben!

These two have been matched for almost a decade! Looking back over the last ten years, they said they're just as close as they've ever been, life is just busier now. Jeremy said he'll always be a mentor for Ruben as they both grow.

When we asked them for three words to describe the other, Jeremy said, "Caring, thoughtful, and mature," followed by his Little Brother responding with, "Honest, helpful, and inspiring."

Both of these awesome guys inspire us! You can grow through life with someone, too. Find out more at GoBigLA.org
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Day 6 of our #MatchGraduation photo series has been claimed by Big Brother Jeremy and Little Brother Ruben!

These two have been matched for almost a decade! Looking back over the last ten years, they said theyre just as close as theyve ever been, life is just busier now. Jeremy said hell always be a mentor for Ruben as they both grow.

When we asked them for three words to describe the other, Jeremy said, Caring, thoughtful, and mature,  followed by his Little Brother responding with, Honest, helpful, and inspiring.

Both of these awesome guys inspire us! You can grow through life with someone, too. Find out more at GoBigLA.org

Day 5 of our #MatchGraduation photo series is centered around Little Sister DeAnna and her Deputy Mentor, Crissy!

These two bold and beautiful ladies have been teamed up through our Women in Entertainment program for the last year, with much of their time spent in-office, preparing DeAnna for college.

When we asked them for three words to describe the other, Crissy said, "Sweet, smart, and ambitious," promptly followed by DeAnna stating, "Outgoing, educated, and concerned/caring."

Sometimes it just takes a little guidance to help someone get to the next level of life. Are you ready to share your knowledge? GoBigLA.org
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Day 5 of our #MatchGraduation photo series is centered around Little Sister DeAnna and her Deputy Mentor, Crissy!

These two bold and beautiful ladies have been teamed up through our Women in Entertainment program for the last year, with much of their time spent in-office, preparing DeAnna for college.

When we asked them for three words to describe the other, Crissy said, Sweet, smart, and ambitious, promptly followed by DeAnna stating, Outgoing, educated, and concerned/caring.

Sometimes it just takes a little guidance to help someone get to the next level of life. Are you ready to share your knowledge? GoBigLA.org

Day 4 of our #MatchGraduation photo series shines the spotlight on Big Brother Kevin and Little Brother Nicolas!

These two have been matched for almost 5 years and before they met, Nicolas said he used to always stay at home. Now he feels confident, outgoing, and has even taken a stand-up comedy class at The Laugh Factory!

When we asked them for three words to describe the other, Kevin said, "Confident, funny, and adventurous" while his Little described him as, "Supportive, helpful, and a good friend."

We're proud to announce that Nicolas was awarded the Robert F. Howard Scholarship this last weekend via BBBSLA!

Help a child gain confidence through experience. GoBigLA.org
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Day 4 of our #MatchGraduation photo series shines the spotlight on Big Brother Kevin and Little Brother Nicolas!

These two have been matched for almost 5 years and before they met, Nicolas said he used to always stay at home. Now he feels confident, outgoing, and has even taken a stand-up comedy class at The Laugh Factory!

When we asked them for three words to describe the other, Kevin said, Confident, funny, and adventurous while his Little described him as, Supportive, helpful, and a good friend.

Were proud to announce that Nicolas was awarded the Robert F. Howard Scholarship this last weekend via BBBSLA!

Help a child gain confidence through experience. GoBigLA.org

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Frankie MartinezWay to to Nick ur amazing!!!

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Jc CastilloWow way to go nikki, ur hard work and struggles in life blessed u with help for u and ur mom in ur future college life....may u always remember to thank ur mom for putting the bbbs program in ur life, for which ended up truly blessing ur future....may God always bless u guys....great job Wendy Castillo.

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“We are going to get hula hoops and have a picnic in the park and try to become the best hula hoopers in the land.” #NewMatchMonday

Yes!! We love a little wild ambition around here! Big Sister Beth & Little Sister Ka'Leia are about to spin themselves into a beautiful future together. We wish them good balance and good fun!

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“We are going to get hula hoops and have a picnic in the park and try to become the best hula hoopers in the land.” #NewMatchMonday

Yes!! We love a little wild ambition around here! Big Sister Beth & Little Sister KaLeia are about to spin themselves into a beautiful future together. We wish them good balance and good fun!

Ready for a revolution? GoBigLA.org

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Love will win and we will stay by your side. #StandWithOrlando