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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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A spirited group of our Bigs & Littles marched in the Culver City Centennial Celebration community parade this last weekend! Our matches make us so proud - thank you for representing and showing the world what BBBSLA is all about! ... See MoreSee Less

A spirited group of our Bigs & Littles marched in the Culver City Centennial Celebration community parade this last weekend! Our matches make us so proud - thank you for representing and showing the world what BBBSLA is all about!

On this #NewMatchMonday, we asked Little Brother Irvin what he liked most about Big Brother Daniel, and he replied, "I most liked that he is funny and has a funny laugh." :)

E. E. Cummings once said, "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter" and this new match is wasting no time!

Share some laughs with a Little. It will mean so much. GoBigLA.org
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On this #NewMatchMonday, we asked Little Brother Irvin what he liked most about Big Brother Daniel, and he replied, I most liked that he is funny and has a funny laugh. :)

E. E. Cummings once said, The most wasted of all days is one without laughter and this new match is wasting no time!

Share some laughs with a Little. It will mean so much. GoBigLA.org

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SoulCycle Fundraiser Ride for Big Brothers Big Sisters!

SoulCycle Fundraiser Ride for Big Brothers Big Sisters!

October 2, 2016, 2:00pm

SoulCycle Brentwood

Take a little spin, make a BIG impact! In partnership with the Young Professionals of Century City, join us for a charity ride on October 2nd at 2:30pm (doors at 2:00pm) at SoulCycle Brentwood: 11640 ...

SoulCycle Fundraiser Ride for Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Big Brother Aaron & Little Brother Jordan have been matched for 3 years and Jordan's mother told us how much he looks up to his Big Brother and what a good influence Aaron has been. Aaron is an actor and has been helping Jordan explore his interest in acting. All of that shared excitement for entertainment is surely paying off! Check out these awesome commercials featuring Little Brother Jordan:

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We're so proud of you both, Jordan & Aaron! We always pride ourselves in pairing common interests between matches. Are you ready to meet your match? GoBigLA.org
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Big Brother Aaron & Little Brother Jordan have been matched for 3 years and Jordans mother told us how much he looks up to his Big Brother and what a good influence Aaron has been. Aaron is an actor and has been helping Jordan explore his interest in acting. All of that shared excitement for entertainment is surely paying off! Check out these awesome commercials featuring Little Brother Jordan:

https://youtu.be/yy5HMHa5rPY
https://youtu.be/JVOEVUJy-Eo
https://youtu.be/61n1NXoP-Mo

Were so proud of you both, Jordan & Aaron! We always pride ourselves in pairing common interests between matches. Are you ready to meet your match? GoBigLA.org

"Dear Rodger Saffold, Thank you for being so generous and donating tickets to BBBSLA. Because of your donation, I was able to take my 7-year-old Little, Madaí, to her first professional football game. I came across two other matches at the game and I could tell that the tickets you donated made a huge difference for all of us. If not for you, many of us would not have been able to take our Littles to a game like this one. I think it is amazing that you not only donated tickets to the first home game, but to all Los Angeles Rams home games! It is wonderful to know that many other matches will have the opportunity to attend a game as it was such an incredible experience. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!"
-Big Sister Aracely & Little Sister Madaí
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Dear Rodger Saffold, Thank you for being so generous and donating tickets to BBBSLA. Because of your donation, I was able to take my 7-year-old Little, Madaí, to her first professional football game. I came across two other matches at the game and I could tell that the tickets you donated made a huge difference for all of us. If not for you, many of us would not have been able to take our Littles to a game like this one. I think it is amazing that you not only donated tickets to the first home game, but to all Los Angeles Rams home games! It is wonderful to know that many other matches will have the opportunity to attend a game as it was such an incredible experience. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!
-Big Sister Aracely & Little Sister Madaí

"I'm excited about going to museums with my Big Sister and doing art projects. What I liked best was her personality, she lights up the room!" #NewMatchMonday

Well, namaste, Little Sister Ella! The light in you recognizes the light in Big Sister Kirsten - what a beautiful match!

We need more mentors willing to be mirrors, reflecting back the goodness in a child. The perfect time is now: GoBigLA.org
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Im excited about going to museums with my Big Sister and doing art projects. What I liked best was her personality, she lights up the room! #NewMatchMonday

Well, namaste, Little Sister Ella! The light in you recognizes the light in Big Sister Kirsten - what a beautiful match!

We need more mentors willing to be mirrors, reflecting back the goodness in a child. The perfect time is now: GoBigLA.org