"If you can see it, you can be it."

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s Game Changers initiative unites the collective power of influential leaders and change-makers to help tackle key issues impacting youth today by creating awareness, access, and opportunity through mentorship.

"If you can see it,
you can be it."

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s Game Changers initiative unites the collective power of influential leaders and change-makers to help tackle key issues impacting youth today by creating awareness, access, and opportunity through mentorship.

Today, we call on all Black men to stand with us and be that source of inspiration for the next generation. We have all been impacted by fathers, uncles, coaches, and others in our communities whose guidance has been instrumental in shaping our journeys. Mentorship is not just a nice to have, it’s a necessity.

Individually, we can leave an imprint but together, we can create a legacy. Please join us in supporting our call to action in encouraging more Black men to become Bigs.

Open Letter from Artis Stevens

Today, one in three kids in America is growing up without a sustained adult mentor in their lives. In addition, over 30,000 young people are on the BBBS national waitlist, with the majority being boys of color, waiting to be matched with a mentor.

The inaugural group of Game Changers convenes prominent Black men who embody the transformative power of mentorship. They will support BBBSA's efforts to attract more Bigs to the program and address the representational gap in mentorship, as there are currently three times more Black youth than there are Black mentors in BBBS’ programs.

Future groups of Game Changers will consist of leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to reflect the many inspiring stories and journeys of the young people across our country who need positive mentorship. They will take bold action around additional priority issues and challenges faced by youth nationwide, through the power of mentorship.

Read the Press Release

Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D
President of Virginia State University, BBBSA National Board Member

Kelvin Beachum
Offensive Tackle, Arizona Cardinals

Aloe Blacc
Singer, Songwriter, Philanthropist

Wayne Brady
Emmy Award-winning Actor, Producer, TV Personality, Alumni Big

Kelvin Buncum
Executive Vice President, Neighborhood Markets, Walmart U.S.

Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D
President of Virginia State University, BBBSA National Board Member

Kelvin Beachum
Offensive Tackle, Arizona Cardinals

Aloe Blacc
Singer, Songwriter, Philanthropist

Wayne Brady
Emmy Award-winning Actor, Producer, TV Personality, Alumni Big

Kelvin Buncum
Executive Vice President, Neighborhood Markets, Walmart U.S.

Nate Burleson
Co-Host, CBS Mornings and The NFL Today

Sway Calloway
Sway in the Morning with Heather B & Tracy G

Tony Coles
President, Black Information Network, iHeartMedia, BBBSA National Board Member

"GRIFF"
Comedian, Motivational Speaker, Co-Host of Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell

Daymond John
CEO & Founder of FUBU and Star of ABC’s Shark Tank

Solomon Thomas
Defensive Tackle, New York Jets

Rachaad White
Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Alumni Little

Terrance Williams
President and CEO, TruStage

Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D
President of Virginia State University, BBBSA National Board Member

Kelvin Beachum
Offensive Tackle, Arizona Cardinals

Aloe Blacc
Singer, Songwriter, Philanthropist

Wayne Brady
Emmy Award-winning Actor, Producer, TV Personality, Alumni Big

Kelvin Buncum
Executive Vice President, Neighborhood Markets, Walmart U.S.

Nate Burleson
Co-Host, CBS Mornings and The NFL Today

Sway Calloway
Sway in the Morning with Heather B & Tracy G

Tony Coles
President, Black Information Network, iHeartMedia, BBBSA National Board Member

"GRIFF"
Comedian, Motivational Speaker, Co-Host of Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell

Daymond John
CEO & Founder of FUBU and Star of ABC’s Shark Tank

Solomon Thomas
Defensive Tackle, New York Jets

Rachaad White
Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Alumni Little

Terrance Williams
President and CEO, TruStage

HOW GAME CHANGERS TAKE ACTION

SHARE STORIES

Game Changers leverage the powerful stories of their lived experiences to inspire young people, through media, digital content, and thought leadership opportunities.

MAKE CONNECTIONS

Game Changers take the movement to the next level by opening doors to their networks to help generate public and donor support.

CREATE EXPERIENCES

Game Changers provide young people exclusive access to once in a lifetime VIP experiences that provide exposure to what’s possible and affirm the journey it takes to get there.

Join the Game!

Become a Big

Nate Burleson
Co-Host, CBS Mornings
and The NFL Today

Sway Calloway
Sway in the Morning with Heather B
& Tracy G

Tony Coles
President, Black Information Network, iHeartMedia, BBBSA National Board Member

"GRIFF"
Comedian, Motivational Speaker, Co-Host of Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell

Daymond John
CEO & Founder of FUBU and Star of ABC’s Shark Tank

Solomon Thomas
Defensive Tackle, New York Jets

Rachaad White
Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Alumni Little

Terrance Williams
President and CEO, TruStage

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