Change your community through the life of a child.

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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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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles with LA Galaxy.

LA Galaxy's Dan Jones PSA for BBBSLA
BIG thanks to Big Brother Dan Jones, Strength & Conditioning Coach for the LA Galaxy, for helping us spread the word about mentoring! Go Galaxy! Great men lead. Great men mentor.
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Matthew AdamsI interviewed and matched that guy!

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It's #NewMatchMonday and we'd like to introduce you to Big Brother Noe & Little Brother Juan! This awesome match is going hiking for their first outing. Big Brother Noe told us, "One thing Juan has not done is hiking; I’d like to take him so he can have that new experience."
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One of the most impactful things you can do for a child is to expand their mind through new experiences. We love that Noe is already thinking this way!
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We especially need bilingual male mentors in Los Angeles. #BeTheChange at GoBigLA.org
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Its #NewMatchMonday and wed like to introduce you to Big Brother Noe & Little Brother Juan! This awesome match is going hiking for their first outing. Big Brother Noe told us, One thing Juan has not done is hiking; I’d like to take him so he can have that new experience.
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One of the most impactful things you can do for a child is to expand their mind through new experiences. We love that Noe is already thinking this way!
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We especially need bilingual male mentors in Los Angeles. #BeTheChange at GoBigLA.org
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After being in the program for 5 years, Bianca, my little and I graduated today. Although we've graduated from the program, we'll still continue to keep in touch and see each other. And without even realizing it, Bianca gave me one of the biggest compliments when she said that she wants to be a "Big Sister" in the program and is excited for the day when her "Little Sister" meets her "Big Sister." Cue the warm and fuzzy feelings. 💜💜💜💜💜 GoBigLA.org
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After being in the program for 5 years, Bianca, my little and I graduated today. Although weve graduated from the program, well still continue to keep in touch and see each other. And without even realizing it, Bianca gave me one of the biggest compliments when she said that she wants to be a Big Sister in the program and is excited for the day when her Little Sister meets her Big Sister. Cue the warm and fuzzy feelings. 💜💜💜💜💜 GoBigLA.org

Christina Thiele-Yancy, Christan Syncere and 4 others like this

N Ri K BarajasHow do I graduate from the program? On my 2nd match for 7 years. Big since 2003 😂😂

5 days ago   ·  1
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Ricky & Raja - BBBSLA #SportsDaySeries
Meet Ricky & Raja from our #SportsDaySeries who reminded us how the simple things, the simple experiences, can mean the most in a mentoring relationship!
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Mark & Devon - BBBSLA #SportsDaySeries
We're halfway through the week and keeping it 100 with Mark & Devon from our #SportsDaySeries! Find out what advice Mark would give his 15-year-old self and what he's learned from his not-so-little anymore Little. :)
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Three of our awesome Littles from 20th Street Elementary were awarded scholarships to attend summer camp at Camp Bob Waldorf on the Max Straus Campus this week!

Last night was the first time Little Brothers Jose, Gian, and Nathan have been away from home! Wishing them sweet summer camp memories to last a lifetime.
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Three of our awesome Littles from 20th Street Elementary were awarded scholarships to attend summer camp at Camp Bob Waldorf on the Max Straus Campus this week!

Last night was the first time Little Brothers Jose, Gian, and Nathan have been away from home! Wishing them sweet summer camp memories to last a lifetime.
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Learn about our School-Based Mentoring Program at GoBigLA.org
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cc: Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles

Christan Syncere, Gioconda Nieto and 5 others like this

Nicole Garris LoreyHow wonderful! Hooray! 🎉

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