Helping Children Reach Their Fullest Potential

Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. We are committed to helping children access their own resourcefulness and their own resiliency in order to realize their fullest potential. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network,
Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through 18.
We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.


Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.


All youth achieve their full potential.

Our Impact

After one year in the program:

94% of Littles are confident they will finish high school

69% of Littles felt socially accepted by their peers

99% of Littles avoided risky behaviors

88% of Littles reported doing well in their school grades

Our Littles

79% receive free/reduced lunch

72% live in single parent/guardian homes

35% are children of color

Executive Team

Jeff Engle

Chief Executive Officer

Jill Kawulok

Chief Operating Officer

Leslie Shahan

VP of Operations


View our 2017 Annual Report to learn more about our agency,
supporters, and our matches.