BBBS of NYC is considered the founding agency of the nation’s youth mentoring movement. Since 1904, our mission has been to give all children in New York City who face adversity an opportunity to experience a strong, enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationship with adults that will help change their lives for the better. We partner with families, volunteers, organizations, and the community to inspire positive change in all.
Currently there are 520, 799 children living at or below the poverty level in New York City. 149,000 are from single-parent families. Every year, BBBS of NYC connects more than 3,500 of these kids with a “Big” who can help them believe that their present situation doesn’t have to be their future.