Our Mission

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

Our Vision

For all youth to achieve their full potential.

Our Commitment to DEI - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie Niagara and the Southern Tier

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 Staff & Board


Our 2023 Annual Report


Empowering Potential

Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that in every child is incredible potential.

We have been matching caring adults with local children for 50 years, and have impacted the lives of over 12,500 youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships between volunteers mentors (Bigs) and children ages 5 through young adulthood (Littles) in Erie County, Niagara County, and the Southern Tier of New York State.

These quality mentoring relationships are built on friendship and trust, and are proven to be a significant and positive influence in the life of the child—AND the volunteer.

Learn more about becoming a Big or enrolling a child.

Match Stories

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