DEFENDING POTENTIAL SINCE 1904

Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been changing children's lives by matching them with caring adults to guide them on a path to success.

Millions of children need a caring adult role model.

When children and teens have the influence of a caring adult, they are more likely to avoid risky behaviors and to focus on academics. Today's youth face a variety of challenges, and being matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister can help them navigate these challenges and reach their potential.


What's New from Big Brothers Big Sisters

BBBSA 2019 National Recruitment PSA

Big Brothers Big Sisters defends, inspires and ignites the potential of youth every day. But for every child who has been paired with a caring adult mentor, there are those still waiting their turn: 30,000 children across…

#HorizonConfiDANCE

Horizon Organic partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters to spread confidence to households across America!…

BBBSA Receives an OJJDP Youth Mentoring grant of $10.75M

More Littles will have a chance to have a Big of their own, thanks to…

BBBS and Topgolf “break tees” with new events – more cities announced

A new national initiative pairing Big Brothers Big Sisters with Topgolf just kicked off in Kansas City, resulting in new Big recruitment, as well as $100K in funds raised for the local chapter.

The 2019 Federated Challenge® raises more than $3 million for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Fifty-nine prominent businesses and more than 500 private citizens gathered at The Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Sunday, July 28, 2019, for the fifteenth annual Federated Challenge supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters. Awe-inspiring generosity on the part of corporate sponsors and attendees generated more than $3 million during this charitable event. One hundred percent of the money raised will be donated to the three Minnesota Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. These monies support one-to-one mentoring that change the lives of Littles for the better, forever, and the Federated Challenge Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund provides up to $5,000 per year to qualified Littles and high school-aged Bigs enrolled in a non-four-year program at a trade or technical school or community college that focuses on career-ready skills training.