About Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC ("BBBS") is considered the founding agency of the nation’s youth mentoring movement. Since 1904, our mission has been to give all children in New York City who face adversity an opportunity to experience a strong, enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationship with adults that will help change their lives for the better. We partner with families, volunteers, organizations, and the community to inspire positive change in all. Currently there are 508,503 children living at or below the poverty level in New York City. 42.7% of children in New York City are from single-parent families. Every year, BBBS of NYC connects more than 5,000 of these kids with a “Big” who can help them believe that their present situation doesn’t have to be their future.
$2,000 - supports a Match for one year
$1,000 - supports background checks for four volunteers
$500 - sponsors a Little to attend a college tour and follow up college counseling sessions
$100 - provides Littles with an ACT/SAT prep course
$50 - supports a Match outing (visiting NYC landmarks, a sporting event or cultural activity)
To learn more about the organization, please visit http://www.bigsnyc.org