Los Angeles is home to one of the most diverse populations in the country and our Littles—many of whom are referred to as “at-risk” and “high-risk”—face many difficult challenges.  Nearly 65% live in single family homes or with non-parental guardians who do not have the time or resources to enjoy or explore educational, cultural or recreational opportunities.  This explains why a significant percentage of the children we serve have never swam in the ocean, touched snow, hiked a mountain or set foot on a college campus.  At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, we serve nearly 1,500 youths and children between the ages of 6-18, through our six, unique mentoring programs and welcome all children to apply regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic or citizenship status.