About Us

Everything you need to know about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay

We're dedicated to helping children thrive. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is an innovative, energetic organization that is making a real difference in the lives of 2,400 youth by providing them with an invested, caring adult mentor. With research and proven outcomes at its core, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is working to ensure every child has the support from caring adults that they need for healthy development and success in life.

About Our Children
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  • 95% qualify for free or reduced lunch
  • 100% live in single-parent or under-resourced households
  • 400+ live in public housing developments

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Our Mission 

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is to partner with under-resourced families to provide their children with transformational, one-to-one professionally-supported relationships with caring adult mentors, so that their children will thrive.

Our Vision

Our vision is to inspire, engage and transform the communities of Mass Bay by helping youth achieve their full potential, contributing to healthier families, better schools, brighter futures and stronger communities.


Our Impact
said their relationship with their Big helped them make better choices throughout their childhood
said they learned right from wrong from their Big
reported doing better in school because of their Big
Isha Louis
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Damien’s broken out of his shyness. He’s putting himself out there, helping kids younger than he is, and he’s even talking about going to college. ‘Mom, I want to go to BC like Stefan.’ They talk all the time. ‘Mommy, can I call Stefan now?’ And I like the connection between them. Stefan even calls me to see how I’m doing.

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Isha Louis Mom
A Mom’s Perspective: It Takes a Village to Raise a Child
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I think all young people could benefit from mentors. Young boys, especially young boys of color, go through so many issues in how to identify themselves. Being able to identify with another male who has gone through the murky waters of boyhood helps.

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Alithea Mom
A Mother’s Perspective: This Chapter and The Next
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I would highly recommend the program. My son and I have only great things to say about the program, staff, Big, and the overall experience.  Yes, it’s a bit scary in the beginning, meeting a new person, not knowing how if it’s going to work and all.

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Maria Mom


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