In 2016, we served 3,339 children with one-to-one mentoring relationships. At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’re focused on helping every one of these children build a better future. Learn how our professional staff, volunteer mentors and generous donors are helping to change their lives for the better, forever.

The future starts here.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire is driven by a single mission: To provide children facing adversity with professionally supported mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

One-to-one mentoring has been a cornerstone of our program since inception. Through these strong and enduring relationships, we have helped tens of thousands of children perform better in school, grow their self-esteem and become the first in their families to graduate high school.

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Graduate high school ON-TIME

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Enrolled in COLLEGE

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More likely to obtain a BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Our goal …

… is to create systemic socioeconomic change that will positively impact every generation to come. But as the youth we serve reach greater life milestones than ever before, we want to ensure they not only graduate high school, but enter into productive careers and achieve sustainable independence.

Children who have a mentor are 50% more likely to volunteer as adults.

—Boston Consulting Group Study on the impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters (2013)

Former Littles have achieved big success.

 Kimberly, Dane and Jim are living examples of how our mentoring program can change the entire trajectory of a life and shape the futures of those around them. As children, they overcame significant challenges and credit their success today to their Big Brothers and Big Sisters. A deep belief that one person can make a difference has brought each of them back to our program as a volunteer in hopes of being that someone for a Little in need.

With their help—and yours—we can build brighter futures for youth in Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.