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Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC
  • 40 Rector St
    11th Floor
  • New York, NY 10006
  • 1904
  • Shelby Miuzzo
  • Director of College & Career Success
  • (646) 274-6048

Program Description

Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big SIsters of NYC (BBBS of NYC) is the nation's first and the city's largest youth mentoring organization. Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential. Our mission is to build and support mentoring relationships to ignite the biggest possible futures for youth. Our work is guided by our values of believing in the power of mentoring, putting the kids first, and being excellent.

By matching a caring adult mentor, a Big, with a New York City youth, a Little, we are inspiring the next generation of leaders. Through our one-to-one mentoring, Workplace Mentoring Program (corporate engagement), affinity groups, College & Career Success Program, Bigs in Blue, and other community partner programs, BBBS of NYC serves over 5,300 youths annually across all five boroughs. 97% of our Littles are promoted to the next grade, and 93% of our Littles are accepted into college.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 3000
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%