“Looking back, I feel you are what I needed, a constant, reliable Big Brother that expected nothing in return from me. You really are a role model to me, and I have become a better person for having you involved in my life.” ~ From a Little Brother to his Big Brother
Children from all walks of life could benefit from the caring, supportive and consistent presence of a mentor. It all starts with the right role models. Since 1977, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island has matched thousands of children from Nassau and Suffolk counties with a Big Brother or Big Sister, and many of those relationships have lasted a lifetime.
Our commitment to safety and excellence.
Your child's safety is of the utmost concern to us. We conduct an in-depth interview, background check and DMV check on every volunteer applicant and every match relationship is closely monitored and professionally supported by a designated case manager.
Making matches is our specialty! We take the time to interview you and your child and find a volunteer mentor who will best suit their needs and provide the most successful relationship. 20% of all our current matches have been together for five or more years, and the power of mentoring can be seen in the longevity and quality of the matches we make!
We know you see the endless potential in your child, and we believe that quality mentoring and match support can provide the Littles in our program the opportunity to succeed and shine! For more information about enrolling your child to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister, please complete and submit the form below.
"My son and I have been members of the BBBSLI family for five years. . . My son's Big Brother Praveen is the greatest! He and my son have grown together, bringing out the best in one another." Read more.