This year, we celebrate 50 years of providing one-to-one mentoring to a total of over 12,500 children facing adversity in the community.

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we are sharing stories of our past, present and future from the people who have helped make it possible. Look for more information to come on ways you can join us in celebrating 50 Years! Connect with us on social media @BBBSENST for the latest news.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie Niagara and the Southern Tier-50 Anniversary
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Empowering Potential

We believe that in every child, there is incredible potential.

Big Brothers Big Sisters creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships between volunteer mentors (Bigs) and children ages 5 through young adulthood (Littles) in Erie County, Niagara County, and the Southern Tier of New York State.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We live in a country where race and ethnicity have created systemic obstacles for people of color.

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to remove obstacles and overcome barriers to achievement for all young people by connecting them with a mentor, a caring adult, who can be in their corner.

Our Commitment to DEI - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie Niagara and the Southern Tier
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Volunteer to Be a Big!

Big Brothers and Big Sisters are caring individuals from every background, race, religion, and ethnicity that are willing to spend a few hours each month with a child.

We host volunteer information sessions every Tuesday at noon to give you a chance to learn more about our agency and the volunteer opportunities we offer.

Our Latest News & Stories

Check back here for the latest on what’s happening here with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara & The Southern Tier.

Sponsor the 2021 Annual Gala!
June 26, 2021
Sponsor the 2021 Annual Gala!
There's still time to sponsor this year's 50th Anniversary Celebration—our Annual Gala re-imagined for 2021! Find out how.
Sponsor the 2021 Fore the Children Golf Tournament!
June 26, 2021
Sponsor the 2021 Fore the Children Golf Tournament!
There's still time to sponsor this year's big summer event—our 15th Annual FORE The Children Golf Tournament! Find out how.
Celebrating 50 Years of Mentoring
February 19, 2021
Celebrating 50 Years of Mentoring
In 2021, BBBS will celebrate 50 years of providing one-to-one mentoring to a total of over 12,500 children facing adversity in the community.
Statement of Guiding Principles to Advance Racial Equity and Justice
September 10, 2020
Statement of Guiding Principles to Advance Racial Equity and Justice
As leaders who are committed to equity and justice, as mission-focused organizations who are stewards of the public trust, and as a nonprofit sector with far-reaching impact on the national economy, the undersigned are committed to advancing racial justice and equity in all areas of civic and community life.
Help End the Wait!
August 18, 2020
Help End the Wait!
With this loss of funding and a shortage of potential volunteers, there are close to 160 local children who are waiting to be matched with a mentor, a Big Brother, or a Big Sister.