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Each year, a new group of Littles graduates out of our program. Many of them have turned eighteen, some are moving on to higher education, and all are forging their paths to their futures. Despite growing up, many Littles will stay in contact with their Bigs for years to come. Join us in honoring the […]

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Big Futures Gala 2024

Sharmaine Sun Uncategorized April 24, 2024

SAVE THE DATE for our next Gala on March 21, 2025! For an idea of what our annual gala is like, see videos and photos from our 2024 event below. On Friday, April 19, 2024, nearly 300 guests joined forces to support our program and celebrate how seemingly little things make a BIG impact in […]

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Tim was drawn to volunteer with BBBSBA because of his own experiences growing up as an only child with ADHD. He says, “When I was growing up, I had a great upbringing and loving parents, but it’s hard to discuss how hard ADHD can be with someone who doesn’t have it. There were struggles I […]

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“When I first signed up, I envisioned mentoring someone in the 12-15 year old age range, hoping to have more serious adult conversations,” Big Jon remembers. However, he was then Matched with 8-year-old Little Angelo. Despite initial reservations, Jon was won over by Angelo’s kind, open personality. “I immediately loved what was important to him. […]

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In 1999, Michael had recently retired from the military and was searching for a way to make a difference on his own. His journey as a mentor began with Fighting Back Partnership in Vallejo, where he worked with Arthelle, now still his Match Support Specialist at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area. Now, […]

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In the bustling heart of Silicon Valley, where success often translates into long hours and constant pursuit of financial goals, Jody found himself yearning for something more fulfilling. His Match with Little Brother Elijah in March 2016 through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area became a lasting positive bond for both of them. […]

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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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