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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!

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Some extreme cuteness for you on this #FeelGoodFriday! These future big leaguers are also future Littles currently awaiting a mentoring match! How could you say no??

We'd like to give a BIG shout out to our Board Chair, Laura Lizer, for securing 100 tickets for our waitlist kids and their families to attend a Los Angeles Dodgers game! They absolutely loved it!

Kids need coaches, these kids need YOU. Sign up online at GoBigLA.org
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Some extreme cuteness for you on this #FeelGoodFriday! These future big leaguers are also future Littles currently awaiting a mentoring match! How could you say no??

Wed like to give a BIG shout out to our Board Chair, Laura Lizer, for securing 100 tickets for our waitlist kids and their families to attend a Los Angeles Dodgers game! They absolutely loved it!

Kids need coaches, these kids need YOU. Sign up online at GoBigLA.org

Brand new Big Sisters in the making! These two beauties took the plunge and submitted applications at a recent BBBSLA happy hour event in Long Beach. We look forward to matching them with a deserving child who's been waiting for a mentor to help guide them through life.

Don't let the commitment keep you from applying - just a few hours of your time, every other week - that's all it takes to make a BIG difference in a child's life! Now is the perfect time to apply at GoBigLA.org
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Brand new Big Sisters in the making! These two beauties took the plunge and submitted applications at a recent BBBSLA happy hour event in Long Beach. We look forward to matching them with a deserving child whos been waiting for a mentor to help guide them through life.

Dont let the commitment keep you from applying - just a few hours of your time, every other week - thats all it takes to make a BIG difference in a childs life! Now is the perfect time to apply at GoBigLA.org

We continue our #SenegalSeries* with this moving reflection from Big Brother Josh on his experience with Little Brother Joey.

"There were several instances where the male Littles would just hug each other and cry because the experience had them so emotional. Joey really connected with our host family and would constantly dance and play with the kids. He kept telling me, 'I love them so much!' and on our last night in the village, Joey expressed to them how grateful he was that they had treated us like we were family, something he hasn't always had at home."

*BBBSLA matches recently had the life-changing opportunity to build a school in Africa with Travis Van Winkle & buildOn. Become a part of the BBBSLA family at GoBigLA.org
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We continue our #SenegalSeries* with this moving reflection from Big Brother Josh on his experience with Little Brother Joey.

There were several instances where the male Littles would just hug each other and cry because the experience had them so emotional. Joey really connected with our host family and would constantly dance and play with the kids. He kept telling me, I love them so much! and on our last night in the village, Joey expressed to them how grateful he was that they had treated us like we were family, something he hasnt always had at home.

*BBBSLA matches recently had the life-changing opportunity to build a school in Africa with Travis Van Winkle & buildOn. Become a part of the BBBSLA family at GoBigLA.org

"I hope to learn how to play soccer from my Big Brother because he plays soccer and I am really good, but I want to get better."

Little Brother Adam just pinpointed one of the best things about having Big Brother Dylan in his life: the fact that being around someone great will always help us grow and develop. The ultimate goal is to help each other become the best possible versions of ourselves!

Mentoring changes lives. Start today at GoBigLA.org
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I hope to learn how to play soccer from my Big Brother because he plays soccer and I am really good, but I want to get better.

Little Brother Adam just pinpointed one of the best things about having Big Brother Dylan in his life: the fact that being around someone great will always help us grow and develop. The ultimate goal is to help each other become the best possible versions of ourselves!

Mentoring changes lives. Start today at GoBigLA.org

BIG THANKS to Rodger Saffold for providing an incredible match outing opportunity for our Bigs & Littles to attend the first Los Angeles Rams pre-season game last Saturday, as well as tickets to each home game this year! This act of kindness is so appreciated by our kids, who may not have the opportunity to attend otherwise. The memories made will last a lifetime! #gorams ... See MoreSee Less

BIG THANKS to Rodger Saffold for providing an incredible match outing opportunity for our Bigs & Littles to attend the first Los Angeles Rams pre-season game last Saturday, as well as tickets to each home game this year! This act of kindness is so appreciated by our kids, who may not have the opportunity to attend otherwise. The memories made will last a lifetime! #gorams

"I am most excited about the opportunity to be a mentor to somebody that is developing in life.”

Big Brother Nathan is pumped up for his new role as a mentor to Little Brother Christian and we can tell these muscle men are bound for great things! Every child deserves the opportunity to have a strong role model in their life to learn from and grow with.

Real Men Mentor. Are you ready? GoBigLA.org
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I am most excited about the opportunity to be a mentor to somebody that is developing in life.”

Big Brother Nathan is pumped up for his new role as a mentor to Little Brother Christian and we can tell these muscle men are bound for great things! Every child deserves the opportunity to have a strong role model in their life to learn from and grow with.

Real Men Mentor. Are you ready? GoBigLA.org