GET A BIG 

Our mentors and children come from all walks of life. The relationship between a mentor and a child can lead to something magical. So why not enroll your child to become a Little today? There are mentors just as excited as you! Our results show that having a positive adult role model in the life of a child helps to increase their chances of staying in school, achieving academically and staying out of trouble. Most importantly, our mentors defend the potential of their little by being a constant reminder to dream BIG. We are ready to help your child get started!

OUR PROGRAMS

Children ranging from the ages of five to 17 are eligible to participate in our programs. After completing the enrollment and interview process, your child will be matched with a local volunteer based on similar interests and expressed preferences. They will then be able to spend time together focusing on common hobbies or activities.

COMMUNITY-BASED

Mentors and children spend approximately four to seven hours per month together enjoying everyday activities. Whether going to a movie, a Jacksonville Jaguars’ game, or participating in a BBBSNEFL-sponsored activity, these everyday moments inspire children to reach their potential and help transform lives.

OUR PROGRAMS

Children ranging from the ages of five to 17 are eligible to participate in our programs. After completing the enrollment and interview process, your child will be matched with a local volunteer based on similar interests and expressed preferences. They will then be able to spend time together focusing on common hobbies or activities.

SCHOOL-BASED

“Bigs in Schools” is a school-based program that provides adults with the opportunity to be matched with a child in select schools. One hour per week during the school year, the mentor engages in various one-to-one activities with the child such as building a friendship, improving social skills, or helping with homework.

IN 2017-18, WE MADE A BIG IMPACT

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youth in our School-Based program 

maintained or improved school attendance

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were promoted on time

to the next grade 

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youth in our Community-Based 

program had higher self-esteem

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youth had no behavioral 

referrals or suspensions 

SEE OUR IMPACT

MEET WENDY & TA’NAE

Wendy and Ta’Nae have been matched almost eight years! They are a joyful match and always seem to have a good time with one another, looking for teachable moments along the way. They enjoy grabbing breakfast together as well as attending many of the BBBS activities such as the recent Big Little Run and the End of the Year Picnic at JU (pictured). Wendy has been helping Ta’Nae get ready for her upcoming decisions relating to graduation and college! Wendy has a hard-working, giving, and kind personality and it rubs off on Ta’Nae. Though this will be their final year in BBBS, they have most definitely established a life-long friendship!  

MEET JEFF & MATTHEW

Matthew and Jeff have been matched for over 2.5 years & have spent the past couple of years doing all kinds of new and fun activities together! Matthew and Jeff enjoy attending sporting events and BBBS activities together and have done everything from the BBBS educational boat ride, to checking out the animals at the White Harvest Farms Event! Matthew is an avid soccer player and Jeff enjoys supporting Matthew in this by attending some of his soccer games. Congratulations Matthew and Jeff on a wonderful friendship!  

MEET ASHLEY & AMAYA

Amaya & Ashley have become fast friends over the past 6 months and enjoy trying new things together! Ashley loves attending Amaya’s violin concerts and they have already gone to the Seawalk music festival, the movies, several BBBS community activities and the BBBS Little BIG Run 5k. Amaya and Ashley both share a love for art and hope to attend art festivals, symphonies and different museums in the future. They are sure to have numerous fun activities in the future and we can’t wait to hear about them! Congratulations to Ashley and Amaya on a great friendship!

TOGETHER, WE ARE

Defenders of Potential

GIVE TODAY

Your financial support helps us provide programs to children in our local community who need it the most! Your donation helps us develop more college grads, community leaders, and entrepreneurs.

BE A BIG

Interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister? It’s a life-changing experience that gives the gift of friendship that will last a lifetime. Through one-to-one mentoring, lives are changing everyday. 

BECOME A PARTNER

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the support of our generous partners. By committing to a partnership, your contributions foster long-term mentoring relationships and academic support for at-risk children. 

Contact Us

Feel free to give us a call during office hours, or send us a message using our contact form. 

We aim to respond to all queries from our site within 24 hours.

ADDRESS

40 East Adams Street, Suite 220
Jacksonville, Florida 32202 

PHONE 

P: 904.727.9797
F: 904.727.9994 

HOURS

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
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