Established in 1904, BBBS of NYC is the founding agency of the nation’s youth mentoring movement. Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential. Our mission is to build and support mentoring relationships to ignite the biggest possible futures for youth. Our work is guided by our values of believing in the power of mentoring, putting the kids first, and being excellent.
Currently there are 508,503 children living at or below the poverty level in New York City. 43% of children in New York City are from single-parent families. Every year, BBBS of NYC provides 130,297 hours of mentoring to over 5,000 children from these communities, connecting them with a “Big” who can help them navigate through life’s experiences as they strive for successful futures.