Big Brothers Big Sisters is the single largest, oldest and most well evaluated national youth mentoring program. Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County has been providing one-to-one mentoring since 1961. We provide clear pathways and structured support for committed community members to serve others in ways that cross class, race, and geographic lines. The agency's approach is unique in the level of training and support we provide mentors, the rigor of volunteer background checks and in our targeted programs and neighborhood outreach initiatives to serve high-risk, under-served populations. Each year we serve over 3,000 children, families and volunteers through our 1:1 mentoring programs.
Our organization has been recognized as being top of their class for excellent service, fiscal responsibility, and quality standards: # 1 Non Profit for At -Risk Youth - Philanthropedia ; Gold Star Agency - BBBS of America