About Our Organization

What does Big Brothers Big Sisters Do?

As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ('Bigs') and youth ('Littles'), ages 5 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Professionally trained Big Brothers Big Sisters staff members work with our partners in the education and juvenile justice communities to find youth facing adversity and assess how our programs can have the greatest impact.

How does bowling help Big Brothers Big Sisters?

When you participate in Bowl for Kids' Sake, you ignite and empower the potential of local youth. We depend on the money raised from Bowl for Kids' Sake to carry out the work of carefully matching youth with caring adult mentors and providing ongoing support to Littles, their families, and mentors. Register or Donate today! We are #BiggerTogether. 

How a Big becomes a Big—and a Little, a Little.

Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through a background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. We provide full support from the start, so matches can grow into lasting, impactful friendships. The entire matching process is made possible through donations—we can't do what we do best without them!

What are a Big and Little to do?

Each match is unique. Getting together doesn't require a special occasion or expensive activity—just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big already enjoy. Each match develops a schedule that works for them. Interest in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister? Click here to learn more.