Incorporated in 1977, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to realize their endless potential. BBBSLI makes meaningful, professionally supported matches between adult volunteers (‘Bigs’) and children (‘Littles’).
That all children achieve success in life
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:
- Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
- Avoidance of risky behaviors
- Educational success
Unique to BBBSLI, we provide a system of ongoing evaluation and support which is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that “Littles” will perform better in school, avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and peers.
We match children between the ages of 7 and 14. Our volunteers are ages 18 and over.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island is a private, non-sectarian, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Big Brothers Big Sisters International operates in 12 countries. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States.We serve Long Island from:
The E. David Woycik Jr. Building
70 Acorn Lane
Levittown, NY 11756
145 Sycamore Avenue
Islandia, NY 11749
Did You Know?
20% of all current matches have been together 5 or more years!
Annually, BBBSLI Bigs share over 25,000 hours with their Littles!