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Mission Statement

What if every child knew success was an option? At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we match at-risk children with caring adult mentors to ensure a strong future for everyone in our community. Are you ready to change the life of a child for the better forever? Start something big. Volunteer today!


Volunteer mentors are matched with low-income, at-risk children to share community or school-based activities on a weekly basis. A one-year commitment is required. Research shows these one-to-one mentoring relationships lower risky behaviors and change both mentor and mentee lives for the better.


Average Review 15 reviews

Would you recommend Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada?

by Dan C. (June 10, 2010)
Little moments, big magic. These four words mean much more than they appear on paper. My little is not so little anymore. He aged out of the program at age 20. We were together for 4 yrs. I believe some of the wisdom I have shared with him will help prepare him for what will confront him in the yrs. ahead of him. His world was very limited and together we explored things that he may have never experienced if not for BBBS. The period from boy to man is so critical in today's world. One wrong decision can destroy their future. They need the guidance and friendship to help them make the right decisions. Without a father figure in their life, as a big, you hopefully fill that void. My little knows that even though he has aged out of the program, he will always have someone to go to when he needs advice or just a friend to talk to. Everyone is busy today, but take a small amount of time out of your life each week and find out for yourself how the little moments make such big magic.
by Amy B. (June 5, 2010)
My daughter has had a big for several years now. They are a great pair and have alot of fun together. My daughter has recently gotten involved in there Teens against tabacco program. She and her big share a special relationship, that as allow my child to grow.
by Pat F. (June 10, 2010)
I have been matched with my Little Sister for 4 years in the school based program. We meet for lunch weekly at school and enjoy drawing while talking about school, friends, and family. During this period I have watched her confidence,self esteem and grades improve. She loves to read and help others. The best part of this program is what she has taught me about life and what is really important.
by Lauren B. (May 5, 2010)
Big Brothers Big Sisters gives kids the opportunity and support to make the right choices to be a successful adult, which every child should have. I have been matched with my Little Brother for 4 years now, and it has been a wonderful experience to watch him grow as a person. We do fun things like playing sports, swimming, baking, and helping out in our community. He has become more outgoing and makes sure to shake hands when he meets someone new. He has improved his school behavior, which used to be a challenge for him. We have both benefitted so much from our involvement in Big Brothers Big Sisters!
by Beverly L. (May 5, 2010)
Big Brothers Big Sisters is making a profound difference in the lives of children in northern Nevada. I've been matched with my Little Sister for 4 years and have felt very supported by the staff. They have helped me build a strong friendship with my Little Sister. Recently my Little Sister told me about how some of her friends are making poor decisions that are getting them in trouble. She and I talked about ways she can continue to make good grades, good choices and go to college. I'm so proud of her and enjoy the time we spend together. My life is richer because of her. Thank you Big Brothers Big Sisters!