Change your community through the life of a child.

Become a Mentor ▸

Bigs in Blue: CONNECTING YOUTH & LAW ENFORCEMENT THROUGH MENTORING

Support the Program ▸

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.

Watch Jeff and Tramaje's Story

Watch Moises and Raphael's Story

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.

I'm Ready, Take Me To The Application ▸

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

Facebook

BBBSLA Fox Stars PSA
BIG thanks to our friends at FOX for bringing in some of their finest for this BBBSLA PSA!
--
Damon Wayans Terrence Howard Mark Consuelos Jamie Lee Curtis Andy Samberg John Stamos Adam Pally Andre Braugher Will Forte Kaitlin Olson Keke Palmer
--
Donate | Volunteer | Advocate | #BeAMentor at GoBigLA.org
... See MoreSee Less

It's #NewMatchMonday and we'd like to introduce you to Big Brother Jim & Little Brother Roderick! Jim told us he noticed right away how Roderick is VERY inquisitive - then Roderick himself told us, "I can't wait to make science experiments with my Big Brother!" - we can tell these two are going to learn and grow together in countless ways.
--
You have the power to help a child realize their unlimited potential.
--
Donate | Volunteer | Advocate | GoBigLA.org
... See MoreSee Less

Its #NewMatchMonday and wed like to introduce you to Big Brother Jim & Little Brother Roderick! Jim told us he noticed right away how Roderick is VERY inquisitive - then Roderick himself told us, I cant wait to make science experiments with my Big Brother! - we can tell these two are going to learn and grow together in countless ways.
--
You have the power to help a child realize their unlimited potential.
--
Donate | Volunteer | Advocate | GoBigLA.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles added 2 new photos.

It's #feelgoodfriday and Big Sister Cris reached out to let us know that Little Sister Lizbeth (matched in 2000) is celebrating the 1st Year Anniversary of her salon Lvblownstyle where they're offering free blowouts tomorrow, 9/9 from 10AM-2PM! Cris also told us, "I could not be prouder of my Little Sister. She's resilient, thoughtful, and entrepreneurial, and I know that she cares deeply about contributing to our community as well as inspiring the next generation."
--
Let's all support a longtime Little's venture and please enjoy their #flashback photo from 16 years ago!
--
Our average match length is 31.9 months, but many last a lifetime. GoBigLA.org
... See MoreSee Less

Its #feelgoodfriday and Big Sister Cris reached out to let us know that Little Sister Lizbeth (matched in 2000) is celebrating the 1st Year Anniversary of her salon Lvblownstyle where theyre offering free blowouts tomorrow, 9/9 from 10AM-2PM! Cris also told us, I could not be prouder of my Little Sister. Shes resilient, thoughtful, and entrepreneurial, and I know that she cares deeply about contributing to our community as well as inspiring the next generation.
--
Lets all support a longtime Littles venture and please enjoy their #flashback photo from 16 years ago!
--
Our average match length is 31.9 months, but many last a lifetime. GoBigLA.org

"I wanted to be a Big to help her stay great. I want to watch her become more of who and what she wants to be and she's helping me be a better person. I try to make the world a better place because I want the world she goes into to be a better place. I don't want there to be a ceiling for her." -Big Sister Elissa (with Little Sister Meri)
--
#MatchChronicles
--
GoBigLA.org
... See MoreSee Less

I wanted to be a Big to help her stay great. I want to watch her become more of who and what she wants to be and shes helping me be a better person. I try to make the world a better place because I want the world she goes into to be a better place. I dont want there to be a ceiling for her. -Big Sister Elissa (with Little Sister Meri)
--
#MatchChronicles
--
GoBigLA.org

Dave Darling, Josh Lau and 14 others like this

Comment on Facebook

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles added 8 new photos — with Marissa Enfield and 3 others.

Bigs & Littles went on a group outing to Griffith Park, where they started the day with a warm-up lead by Junior Board Member Alice, hiked together all the way up to Griffith Observatory, and were treated to an inspirational talk by actress Jona Xiao! Some of our Littles even reported "the best PB&J ever" at The Trails Cafe after the adventure. :)
--
Help a child discover their stride at GoBigLA.org
... See MoreSee Less

Bigs & Littles went on a group outing to Griffith Park, where they started the day with a warm-up lead by Junior Board Member Alice, hiked together all the way up to Griffith Observatory, and were treated to an inspirational talk by actress Jona Xiao! Some of our Littles even reported the best PB&J ever at The Trails Cafe after the adventure. :)
--
Help a child discover their stride at GoBigLA.org

Big Brother Ryan & Little Brother Charles teamed up with Match Support Specialist Celina to organize and lead a group of matches on a beach clean-up day for their summer volunteer project! We love seeing our Bigs & Littles working together to give back.
--
Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend from BBBSLA!
--
GoBigLA.org
... See MoreSee Less

Big Brother Ryan & Little Brother Charles teamed up with Match Support Specialist Celina to organize and lead a group of matches on a beach clean-up day for their summer volunteer project! We love seeing our Bigs & Littles working together to give back.
--
Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend from BBBSLA!
--
GoBigLA.org