CONNECTING YOUTH & LAW ENFORCEMENT THROUGH MENTORING
Bigs in Blue pairs children from underserved communities with members of law enforcement in one-to-one mentoring relationships.
Big Brothers Big Sisters recognized a growing need for improved communication and understanding between law enforcement and
communities of color and developed Bigs in Blue, now being rolled out in participating cities nationally, in response.
Big Brothers Big Sisters realizes that building relationships of trust between young people and the LAPD, will affect lasting and
positive change in community relations. The LAPD partnership goal is to provide positive and supportive role models to youth,
inspire community trust, and reduce the incidence of juvenile crime, drug and alcohol use, truancy and other risky behaviors.
As the Los Angeles Rams look for ways to help build a bridge between law enforcement and the communities they serve, the team
is interested in the potential of Bigs in Blue to assist vulnerable youth and develop trust and communication between communities
and the police and is dedicating their January 1 home game to raise awareness of the Bigs in Blue program.
Bigs in Blue + BBBSLA will ensure that the children in its program
achieve measurable outcomes such as:
- educational success
- avoidance of risky behaviors
- higher aspirations
- greater confidence
- better relationships
- improved perspective of law enforcement
The Los Angeles Police Dept has committed to a five-year
agreement to recruit Bigs from within the police
department, to be paired with Littles from the BBBSLA
program in their local communities.
The LAPD will assist vulnerable youth in developing trust
and communication with law enforcement.
LAPD: APPLY HERE
The Los Angeles Rams are longtime supporters of Big
Brothers Big Sisters and will support the Bigs in Blue
program with efforts to bridge the gap between law
enforcement and the Los Angeles community.
The Rams will dedicate their January 1st home game to an
awareness campaign for Bigs in Blue & BBBSLA.
NON-LAPD: APPLY HERE