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Who We Are:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ('Bigs') and children ('Littles'), ages 6 through 18, in communities across Los Angeles County. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives on young people.

Vision: All children achieve success in life.

Mission: Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Accountability: By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community, we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Educational success 

Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program

THR's Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program - a joint venture between The Hollywood Reporter and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles - selects 15 to 20 girls from some of L.A.'s toughest high schools each year and pairs them with top-level women in the entertainment business in what has proved to be a life-changing experience.

How does BBBS work?

Professionally trained Big Brothers Big Sisters staff members work with our partners in the education and juvenile justice communities to find children facing adversity and assess how our programs can have the greatest impact.

Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through a background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities, and preferences. We provide full support from the start so that matches can grow into lasting, impactful friendships. The entire matching process is made possible through donations - we can't do what we do best without them!

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Latest News

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles Throws Star-Studded Big Bash Gala
  • If Friday’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) Big Bash gala could be described in one word, that word would be: inspiration. For that is what the night was full of: inspiring words and stories given by inspiring individuals at its annual gala held to recognize those who are positive role models for the youth in the Los Angeles community. Read the full article here.
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  • Big Brother of the Year on Community Spotlight – KLOS 95.5
  • Tiffany Siart, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, and Jeff Balis, BBBSLA's "Big Brother of the Year", were interviewed on the Community Spotlight program on Los Angeles radio station KLOS 95.5 FM in August 2013.
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  • Women in Entertainment
  • In partnership with the Hollywood Reporter (THR) and supported by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and Lifetime Networks, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) offers the Women in Entertainment Mentoring Program (WIE), a unique program that matches at-risk young women in Los Angeles area high schools with top female entertainment industry executives. 

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  • Match Graduation
  • On May 19th of this year, we celebrated the latest group of Littles who graduated from our program. This wonderful group of Littles and their Bigs celebrated their match time together and what they learned from one another.
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