Bigs in Blue: CONNECTING YOUTH & LAW ENFORCEMENT THROUGH MENTORING

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Change your community through the life of a child.

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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.

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

From the social networks

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Today is #ThankYourMentorDay! In honor of this day, please reach out to those who have mentored you to say thanks! It will mean the world to them.

We've made it easy:
1. Save & send or repost this thank you card image
2. Make a donation in honor/tribute of your mentor(s)...and we’ll thank them for you! www.giveffect.com/campaigns/1722-tribute-campaigns

BIG thanks to all of our mentors!! We appreciate you. #NationalMentoringMonth
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Today is #ThankYourMentorDay! In honor of this day, please reach out to those who have mentored you to say thanks! It will mean the world to them.

Weve made it easy:
1. Save & send or repost this thank you card image
2. Make a donation in honor/tribute of your mentor(s)...and we’ll thank them for you! https://www.giveffect.com/campaigns/1722-tribute-campaigns

BIG thanks to all of our mentors!! We appreciate you. #NationalMentoringMonth

Meet our first New Match of 2017! Little Brother Jahshua said he's most excited about "taking funny pictures and making Youtube videos together," while Big Brother Elijah said he's "excited to help mentor my Little Bro and watch him grow."

Sounds like these two will be making some magic together! Something awesome always happens when people connect and create. We hope these guys let us debut their first video!

#BeAMentor in 2017! Visit GoBigLA.org

#NationalMentoringMonth
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Meet our first New Match of 2017! Little Brother Jahshua said hes most excited about taking funny pictures and making Youtube videos together, while Big Brother Elijah said hes excited to help mentor my Little Bro and watch him grow.

Sounds like these two will be making some magic together! Something awesome always happens when people connect and create. We hope these guys let us debut their first video!

#BeAMentor in 2017! Visit GoBigLA.org

#NationalMentoringMonth

Today is MLK Day of Service! A day when we come together to serve our neighbors and communities, ultimately answering Dr. King's most persistent question about life.

That makes it the perfect day to get involved in community service! If you can't volunteer, you can donate. If you can't donate, you can advocate. It all matters. Make a difference at GoBigLA.org #NationalMentoringMonth
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Today is MLK Day of Service! A day when we come together to serve our neighbors and communities, ultimately answering Dr. Kings most persistent question about life.

That makes it the perfect day to get involved in community service! If you cant volunteer, you can donate. If you cant donate, you can advocate. It all matters. Make a difference at GoBigLA.org #NationalMentoringMonth

Hope changes lives. It brings with it a clarity to see that there is still light despite the darkness and it carries with it a deeper knowing that love is still alive even when we're faced with hate. A mentor's greatest gift is revealing hope. #NationalMentoringMonth

Volunteer | Donate | Advocate at GoBigLA.org
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Hope changes lives. It brings with it a clarity to see that there is still light despite the darkness and it carries with it a deeper knowing that love is still alive even when were faced with hate. A mentors greatest gift is revealing hope. #NationalMentoringMonth

Volunteer | Donate | Advocate at GoBigLA.org

Presenting our 2016 WIE Program Graduates + 2017 New Mentees! Some BBBSLA VIPs in the mix, as well!

View the full list here: www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/women-entertainment-class-photo-meet-new-mentees-graduates-956580

The Women in Entertainment Program matches high-achieving girls from some of LA's most underserved high schools with members of The Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 Women in Entertainment list for a year of invaluable mentorship.

You can help support powerful young women and incredible programs like WIE at GoBigLA.org/donate

#NationalMentoringMonth
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Presenting our 2016 WIE Program Graduates + 2017 New Mentees! Some BBBSLA VIPs in the mix, as well!

View the full list here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/women-entertainment-class-photo-meet-new-mentees-graduates-956580

The Women in Entertainment Program matches high-achieving girls from some of LAs most underserved high schools with members of The Hollywood Reporters Power 100 Women in Entertainment list for a year of invaluable mentorship.

You can help support powerful young women and incredible programs like WIE at GoBigLA.org/donate

#NationalMentoringMonth

For this #NewMatchMonday, we asked Big Brother Matthew what he was most excited about after meeting Little Brother Levi, and he said, “Everything. I’m excited about everything. Levi seems awesome and so full of potential, I’m sure everything will be fun. And everything made me pick up the phone. Get involved, make a difference, be a role model, help out, make a friend - everything made me pick up the phone.”

Are you being called to make a difference?
Volunteer | Donate | Advocate at GoBigLA.org

#NationalMentoringMonth
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For this #NewMatchMonday, we asked Big Brother Matthew what he was most excited about after meeting Little Brother Levi, and he said, “Everything. I’m excited about everything. Levi seems awesome and so full of potential, I’m sure everything will be fun. And everything made me pick up the phone. Get involved, make a difference, be a role model, help out, make a friend - everything made me pick up the phone.”

Are you being called to make a difference?
Volunteer | Donate | Advocate at GoBigLA.org

#NationalMentoringMonth