African American Mentoring Opportunities

Bigs United is the African American Affinity Group of Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC. This passionate group of mentors and volunteers work to address the need for and expand the network of African American mentors. Through unique events and fundraisers, they are always working to help provide brighter futures for the youth of NYC. 

To learn how to become a mentor in New York City today or if you have any questions please see our Frequently Ask Questions section for more information or just go straight to our signup page to start the process of becoming a mentor.


Why We Need Adult Mentors

Studies show that by 2020 there will be 25,000 children in NYC who risk missing out on getting a good education, a chance at a rewarding career and becoming productive members of society.

  • 43% of children served by Big Brothers Big Sister of NYC are African American
  • Only 12% of our adult volunteer mentors come from the Black communities in New York City

Inspired by founder and Big Brother Alum Danny Madden, Bigs United’s goal is to grow its social media presence and continue to partner with community and corporate organizations, exposing a larger network to the need for more Black mentors. Currently, we have a strong need for African American adult male volunteers who are 21 or older and live within the 5 boroughs of NYC.


Gentlemen's Factory Mentor Recruitment Mixer

Want to be a mentor?

GroomedSuccess in partnership with Bigs United, the African American Affinity Group of Big Brother's Big Sisters of NYC will be hosting a mentor recruitment Happy Hour mixer at The Gentlemen's Factory on Wednesday, May 31st at 6pm. We invite you to come learn about the power of mentorship while networking with liked minded individuals.

Wednesday May 31, 2017


The Gentlemen's Factory

495 Flatbush Avenue, Clock Tower, Brooklyn, New York 11225

NBA Finals Game Watch Recruitment Event

After last year’s successful watch party, Bigs United is teaming up with 40/40 to enjoy this season’s NBA Finals opener.

Join us for a great night of basketball and learn about Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC volunteer opportunities. We’ll be providing appetizers and drink! We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday June 1, 2017
The 40/40 Club

6 W 25th St, New York, NY 10010





How to get involved

Looking to participate or just interested in learning more on how you or your company can be a resource to the Black youth of New York City? We invite you to join us at our next event or at one of our monthly meetings. We encourage to contact us today or even better review our Frequently Ask Questions section to find out more on what it takes to become a mentor and what to expect. 

For more information please contact Alize Beal, Associate Director of Outreach at


Upcoming Bigs United Monthly Meeting:

Next Bigs United Monthly Meeting:

Meeting Date: June 19th

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC
40 Rector Street 11th Floor
New York, NY 10006

Please show a government issued ID in order to enter the building.

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