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

#InvestInKids

Together, Let’s #InvestInKids Joining Forces to Expand Support for Youth Programs Across the Country  We’ve teamed-up with 12 of the nation’s leading youth programs to launch Be a Champion, #InvestInKids…

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…

Match Showcase: Big Sister Sera and Little Sister Seanna

Sera Hill, an employee with Starbucks, and her little sister Seanna have been matched for…

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…

Video: “Defender of Potential Award: Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod”

In June at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America National Conference (BBBSA), Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McCleod were recognized as the inaugural Defender of Potential Award Recipients by BBBSA This award honors individuals who have shown extraordinary dedication to Big Brothers Big Sisters in defending the potential of children in our communities, through volunteerism, financial support and advocacy. Jenkins and McCleod epitomize what it means to be a Defender of Potential through their work and volunteerism in Philadelphia.