Together, We Are Defenders OfPotential

Potential lives within every child. We are Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region. For over 60 years, we’ve been here to defend every kid’s potential. We’re ready to build the biggest possible future. Together. Join us today.

local kids currently have a caring adult mentor.

kids are waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister to ignite their potential.

Our Mission

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Our Vision

All youth achieve their full potential.

Our Impact

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of Littles show higher scholastic competency and commitment to learning.

%

of Littles exhibit fewer risk-taking behaviors.

%

of Littles reported higher self-esteem, social acceptance, and more connected to family.

%

of Littles show higher scholastic competency and commitment to learning.

%

of Littles exhibit fewer risk-taking behaviors.

%

of Littles reported higher self-esteem, social acceptance, and more connected to family.

Meet Our Matches

Amy & Madi

Amy & Madi

cheryl destiny home

Cheryl & Destiny

rich jason home

Rich & Jason

karl demetri home

Karl & Demetri

eric lyle home

Eric & Lyle

annie emily home

Annie & Emily

Meet Our Matches

Amy & Madi

Amy & Madi

Their Story >>

rich jason home

Rich & Jason

Their Story >>

cheryl destiny home

Cheryl & Destiny

Their Story >>

eric lyle home

Eric & Lyle

Their Story >>

annie emily home

Annie & Emily

Their Story >>

karl demetri home

Karl & Demetri

Their Story >>

Our Programs

new community based home

Community Based Mentoring

You and a child participate in everyday activities together on average of two to three times per month. You help that child build confidence and skills. Mentors can be individuals, couples or families.

Virtual Mentoring Programs

Virtual Mentoring

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BBBS has launched new virtual mentoring programs for elementary school students during the 2020-21 school year. Bigs and Littles meet weekly over Zoom to work on reading and communication skills and engage in fun activities!

Our Programs

new community based home

Community Based Mentoring

You and a child participate in everyday activities together on average of two to three times per month. You help that child build confidence and skills. Mentors can be individuals, couples or families.

Virtual Mentoring Programs

Virtual Mentoring

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BBBS has launched new virtual mentoring programs for elementary school students during the 2020-21 school year. Bigs and Littles meet weekly over Zoom to work on reading and communication skills and engage in fun activities!

Invest in Something Big

When you invest in Big Brothers Big Sisters, you change the lives of at-risk youth in your community. Potential starts with you and your gift.

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Invest in Something Big

When you invest in Big Brothers Big Sisters, you change the lives of at-risk youth in your community. Potential starts with you and your gift.

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LATEST NEWS

The Latest on COVID-19

The Latest on COVID-19

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region, child safety is our top priority. With this in mind, we have been keeping a close eye on COVID-19.

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