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We are family and friends. We are Bigs United.
Are you looking out?
Bigs United is a passionate group of African American mentors and other dedicated
volunteers who have launched an aggressive grassroots campaign to recruit additional African American
volunteers to look out for youth coming up so they can look forward to brighter futures. Their goal is
to inspire more adults to become mentors to children in need and empower more African American children
through one-to-one mentoring relationships.
Founded by Big Brother Danny Madden,
Bigs United is a valuable resource with a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience regarding
the power of mentoring. They are always happy to share their stories and support each other. Through their
personal experiences, both with our Littles and in our communities, Bigs United is working together to
cultivate and establish powerful relationships between them, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and
Bigs United supports efforts to uplift communities through mentoring, by focusing on NYC
neighborhoods with large African American populations, holding events at iconic Harlem churches, restaurants,
and barber shops, as well as historic African American venues. These include the Harlem Jazz Museum,
The Apollo Theatre, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
In celebration of National Mentoring Month, Black History Month and Martin Luther King Jr’s
Birthday, Bigs United also conducts targeted outreach to local African American fraternities,
sororities and college alumni.
Meetings are open to all African American volunteers in Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC’s mentoring
programs - and to anyone interested in becoming a volunteer! Check out the next
Bigs United meeting and their other events and activities below:
Join our Bigs United group on Facebook
Are you looking out? You have the power to change lives, so join us! Our children need you.
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Bigs United Meeting
Date: Monday, August 18th
6:30pm - 8:00pm
BBBS of NYC Office
245 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016
New members welcome!
No RSVP required.
Must bring government issued photo ID for building access
For more information, please e-mail Recruitment Director.