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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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“I really like my Big Sister Cecilia and her job a lot. I think what she does is great because she helps people and other kids improve. I am happy she wants to have this experience with me because I also want to help other kids.”- Diana

Congratulations to our newest #BigsInBlue #NewMatchMonday #LAPD #BeAMentor #BeTheChange

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“I really like my Big Sister Cecilia and her job a lot. I think what she does is great because she helps people and other kids improve. I am happy she wants to have this experience with me because I also want to help other kids.”- Diana

Congratulations to our newest #BigsInBlue #NewMatchMonday #LAPD #BeAMentor #BeTheChange 

Help us get more kids off our waiting list by donating at GoBigLA.org/donate

“I think kindness is the most selfless act – to have the will to be the change you want to see in others and in your communities.” – Big Brother Terence.

This Giving Tuesday, give the gift of mentorship to kids on our waiting list by donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters at GoBigLA.org. #GivingTuesday #LittleKindness
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“I think kindness is the most selfless act – to have the will to be the change you want to see in others and in your communities.” – Big Brother Terence.

This Giving Tuesday, give the gift of mentorship to kids on our waiting list by donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters at GoBigLA.org. #GivingTuesday #LittleKindness
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“I like her because we have things in common – she’s a detective and I want to be a prosecutor when I grow up!” -Little Sister Judea.

Congrats to our newest #BigsInBlue Match #NewMatchMonday #BeAMentor #GoBigLA #LAPD #LAPDChiefBeck #BeTheChange
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“I like her because we have things in common – she’s a detective and I want to be a prosecutor when I grow up!” -Little Sister Judea. 

Congrats to our newest #BigsInBlue Match #NewMatchMonday #BeAMentor #GoBigLA  #LAPD #LAPDChiefBeck #BeTheChange

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Rams Serve Thanksgiving Meal to Big Brothers Big Sisters Families
BIG thanks to #DominiqueEasley and fellow Rams players #AaronDonald and #CarlosThompson for treating our kids and families to an incredible Thanksgiving feast! Thank you for your generosity and taking the time to not only serve the food but to hang out and eat with everyone! NBC #Kimbaldonado #gorams #beamentor #bbbsla #bbbs NFL#DominiqueEasleyFoundation
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“Once, Hassan mentioned in passing that he was going to be in a theatre performance at school. He said, ‘No big deal, but you can come if you want.’ I had a busy week at work, but couldn’t stop myself from watching him perform. It was an experience I will never forget. When he came out on that stage, I saw his eyes begin to scan the auditorium, seat by seat, row by row, until at last he saw me, realized that I had cared enough to be there for him, and he smiled. I didn’t appreciate that it could mean the world to him. And it wasn’t until the performance ended that I realized that each and every other child there had someone clapping for them, waiting for them afterwards to say, ‘great job!’ And as we walked out of the auditorium together, I found that I was that person.” #LittleMomentsBigImpact #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #BeAMentor

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“Once, Hassan mentioned in passing that he was going to be in a theatre performance at school. He said, ‘No big deal, but you can come if you want.’ I had a busy week at work, but couldn’t stop myself from watching him perform. It was an experience I will never forget. When he came out on that stage, I saw his eyes begin to scan the auditorium, seat by seat, row by row, until at last he saw me, realized that I had cared enough to be there for him, and he smiled. I didn’t appreciate that it could mean the world to him. And it wasn’t until the performance ended that I realized that each and every other child there had someone clapping for them, waiting for them afterwards to say, ‘great job!’ And as we walked out of the auditorium together, I found that I was that person.” #LittleMomentsBigImpact #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #BeAMentor

You can help us get kids on our waiting list an awesome mentor like Michael by donating at GoBigLA.org/donate

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Tom CaporaleSuch a touching story. Each of us Bigs have that one moment that stands out over the many rewards we receive from our Littles.

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"The LA Rams game was Sky's first ever football game and he loved everything about it. The most memorable moments for Sky were watching the Torch being lit prior to commencement of the game and all of the fans going crazy each time the Rams scored."

"For me, it was when I met a former little brother who was part of the program in Florida many many years ago and he told me what we are doing to support our littles made the biggest impact on his life."

"This opportunity is truly inspirational and I hope Sky and I can enjoy many more 'first-time' outings throughout our Friendship."

Thank you #Rodgersaffold #76 Los Angeles Rams
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The LA Rams game was Skys first ever football game and he loved everything about it. The most memorable moments for Sky were watching the Torch being lit prior to commencement of the game and all of the fans going crazy each time the Rams scored.

For me, it was when I met a former little brother who was part of the program in Florida many many years ago and he told me what we are doing to support our littles made the biggest impact on his life. 

This opportunity is truly inspirational and I hope Sky and I can enjoy many more first-time outings throughout our Friendship. 

Thank you #Rodgersaffold #76 Los Angeles Rams