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Our Mission

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

Our Vision

All children achieve their full potential.

Our Values

  • Safety is Our Highest Priority

For the young people in our programs, our volunteers and our staff. We use evidence-based criteria to make and support safe, life-changing matches that protect the physical and emotional well-being of our Littles. We put safety first, always ensuring we have systems, processes and personnel in place to properly support program participants and staff.

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to engaging a diverse volunteer network, workforce, and board of directors, creating inclusive work spaces and programs, and contributing to a more just and equitable community.

  • Life-Changing Relationships

We promise to support positive, life-changing relationships for our Littles, Bigs, donors, employees, and community partners. We will engage program participants in the design, delivery and evaluation of new and existing initiatives and commit to developing relationships before developing new programs.

  • Continuous Learning & Improvement

We value an environment of continuous learning and improvement that makes space in our processes and programs for inquiry, research and innovation; and in our young people, volunteers and staff, creates opportunities that support personal growth.

  • Stewardship

BBBS strives to efficiently and effectively use funds to achieve its mission, balancing the need to expend the majority of its funds on current programs with the need to invest in the infrastructure and administrative capacity necessary to carry out its mission over the long-term. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards of financial transparency and responsible use of our resources.