With this loss of funding and a shortage of potential volunteers, there are close to 160 local children who are waiting to be matched with a mentor, a Big Brother or Big Sister. You can help end the wait.
Thank you to the Buffalo Bills Players Social Justice Fund, National Grid, Lawley Benefits Group, Felgemacher Masonary, West Herr, HM Insurance Group and UB School of Engineering & Applied Sciences for helping to end the wait for children in our community this month.
Our mission is simple: create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Community-based mentoring involves one-on-one outings and activities, including things like taking a walk in the park, going to a local museum, attending a free, local BBBS affiliate event, playing a board game, or just hanging out and talking.Get Involved
Mentors spend time with their Littles at a nearby school or community center playing games, helping with school work, or simply talking with their Littles about their day. They meet once a week for an hour and a half.Get Involved
We’re always looking for people eager to invest in the future of a child in their community. For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give (and receive) the invaluable gift of friendship.
After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through an extensive background check and careful interview process. Then, Bigs and Littles are matched based on location, personalities and preferences. And full support is provided to the Big, Little and their family from the start, so matches can grow into lasting, impactful friendships.
We help children realize their potential, embrace their passions and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn't do any of this without you.