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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 Andre Johnson.

It's #NewMatchMonday and we'd like to introduce you to Big Brother Andre & Little Brother Da'Von! We asked Andre for his thoughts after their first meeting and he said, "My first impression of Da'Von was that he is very outgoing and I can tell he loves to have fun. I immediately felt like he is an amazing match for me."
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We do everything we can to make matches based on common interests and geographic location. There's a current need for Bigs like Andre in South LA. Sign up now to #bethechange at GoBigLA.org
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Its #NewMatchMonday and wed like to introduce you to Big Brother Andre & Little Brother DaVon! We asked Andre for his thoughts after their first meeting and he said, My first impression of DaVon was that he is very outgoing and I can tell he loves to have fun. I immediately felt like he is an amazing match for me.
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We do everything we can to make matches based on common interests and geographic location. Theres a current need for Bigs like Andre in South LA. Sign up now to #bethechange at GoBigLA.org
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Presented by Mazda

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Nicole Garris LoreyYay, Andre! You are beyond special! ❤️❤️❤️

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Jen OlooSo awesome Andre. ❤️❤️👊🏼

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Save the Date for our fundraiser event at Chipotle Mexican Grill! This Wednesday, 8/23, eat at any SoCal Chipotle and show this graphic on your phone for 50% of the proceeds to be donated to BBBS!

Gather your friends for tacos, order catering for your office, and be sure to mention BBBS. Thank you for supporting our mission - we'll see you there!

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Save the Date for our fundraiser event at Chipotle Mexican Grill!  This Wednesday, 8/23, eat at any SoCal Chipotle and show this graphic on your phone for 50% of the proceeds to be donated to BBBS!

Gather your friends for tacos, order catering for your office, and be sure to mention BBBS. Thank you for supporting our mission - well see you there!

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Collins TakamotoLooks like I'm eating at Chipotle tomorrow.😁

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Hate has no place here. At BBBSLA we stand for lifting others up. Thank you to these great men and all of our mentors for demonstrating the power of diversity, leadership, and love.
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Big thanks to Alex from our Junior Board for organizing this happy hour at Sony Pictures Studios
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Hate has no place here. At BBBSLA we stand for lifting others up. Thank you to these great men and all of our mentors for demonstrating the power of diversity, leadership, and love.
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Big thanks to Alex from our Junior Board for organizing this happy hour at Sony Pictures Studios
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If youre someone who gives for the greater good, we invite you to GoBigLA.org

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles with Christina Thiele-Yancy and 3 others.

BBBSLA Match Support Specialists, Sofia & Deisi, invited their matches to an Art in the Park event at Griffith Park where Bigs & Littles learned drawing/painting techniques from artist Robert Yancy. Beautiful work, beautiful people!
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BIG thanks to Robert + Junior Board Members, Andie, Jessica, and Christina for spearheading this event.
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Art enhances lives. So does mentoring. GoBigLA.org
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BBBSLA Match Support Specialists, Sofia & Deisi, invited their matches to an Art in the Park event at Griffith Park where Bigs & Littles learned drawing/painting techniques from artist Robert Yancy. Beautiful work, beautiful people!
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BIG thanks to Robert + Junior Board Members, Andie, Jessica, and Christina for spearheading this event.
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Art enhances lives. So does mentoring. GoBigLA.org

"Each match between a Big and a Little represents what we do best in America: bring people together. We find common ground among people of different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, and cultures. When we connect two people from dissimilar circumstances, it sparks a greater understanding of our common humanity." -Pam Iorio, BBBS President & CEO
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Meet Big Sister Cynthia & Little Sister Madison on this #NewMatchMonday
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Each match between a Big and a Little represents what we do best in America: bring people together. We find common ground among people of different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, and cultures. When we connect two people from dissimilar circumstances, it sparks a greater understanding of our common humanity. -Pam Iorio, BBBS President & CEO
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Meet Big Sister Cynthia & Little Sister Madison on this #NewMatchMonday
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Change your community through the life of a child at GoBigLA.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles with JeromeSmoke Caldwell.

Q: What does your Little mean to you?
A: "Life. His level of energy, how smart he is, how creative he is, seeing him grow into who he's going to become from age 9 on up. He is life."
-Big Brother Jerome (with Little Brother Jaylen)
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#MatchChronicles | GoBigLA.org
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Q: What does your Little mean to you?
A: Life. His level of energy, how smart he is, how creative he is, seeing him grow into who hes going to become from age 9 on up. He is life.
-Big Brother Jerome (with Little Brother Jaylen)
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#MatchChronicles  | GoBigLA.org

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