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“Concha was there all of a sudden,” Sami says about her Big Sister. Sami was Matched with Concha in third grade, around the same time as many of her friends were being Matched with college-aged Bigs of their own. At first, she was hesitant about being Matched with an older Big Sister. “She was maybe […]

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Phylicia Rashad was Brianna’s first mentor. She was a TV mentor, but still—she was a mother when Brianna’s was out of the picture and was someone to look up to. Brianna was born and raised in Berkeley and lived with her father and twin sisters, both of whom had Bigs of their own. He signed […]

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In 2008, Rosa’s daughter, America, was Matched with Johanna, a dedicated and compassionate Big Sister. The connection they forged was remarkable. At a time when Rosa was working to make ends meet while battling depression, Johanna stepped in, becoming a guiding light for America, then only seven years old. Together, they enjoyed outings and shared […]

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Each year, a new group of Littles reaches the end of their high school senior year. Many of them have turned eighteen, some are moving on to higher education, and their Matches are formally closed. But this is only the beginning of a new chapter—many of these Littles will stay in contact with their Bigs […]

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In the past six years, Big Brother Wally has seen his Little, Frankie, grow from an overwhelmed 11-year-old to a confident high school senior with a promising future. Frankie’s upbringing was far from easy. As a biracial child whose father spent years incarcerated, he faced numerous challenges growing up. When his father was released, the […]

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Tom met his Little, Lal, in 1973 when Lal was 7 and Tom was 26. They carved pumpkins together and smiled for a picture. This was the first in a long series of days spent together which culminated in a 50 year-long friendship that is still strong to this day.  Tom was drawn to BBBS […]

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On Friday, April 28, 2023, over 300 guests joined forces to support our program and celebrate the power and promise of youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America CEO Artis Stevens delivered an energizing and inspirational message on why he joined the agency to lead this critical work and the incredible impact your support has […]

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