Latino Volunteer Mentoring Program in NYC
"Atrévete a cambiar una vida" "Dare to change a life"
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC is the nation’s first and New York City’s largest youth mentoring organization, serving the community for 110 years. BBBS of NYC has taken pride in adapting our services to meet the ever changing needs of our community. Our Latino Bigs affinity group launched to help better serve the growing Latino population here in NYC as Latino youth currently make up 30% of children waiting for a mentor. We serve children in all 5 boroughs of NYC with the majority of our mentees coming from the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.
Founded in 2007 Latino Bigs , is a grassroots movement composed of socially conscious Latino volunteers and is part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. Our mission is to empower the Latino community through one-to-one mentoring to ensure that Latino children in NYC have access to positive adult role models to help expand their horizons, realize their potential, enrich their futures and change their lives. Latino Bigs also aids BBBS of NYC mentors by ensuring each match has the peer support needed to thrive by providing insight on how to develop strong mentoring relationships. In it’s first year in existence, Latino Bigs helped the agency increase the our pool of Latino male mentors by 83%.
Consisting of alumni, current, and potential mentors, the group hosts events and develops relationships with organizations serving the New York City Latino community. The group meets monthly, typically on the 1st Wednesday of the month and new members are always welcome. To join Latino Bigs contact Jenya Walters at Jwalters@bigsnyc.org or to find out how to become a mentor visit our FAQ section.
Latino Bigs has adopted the historic neighborhood of Spanish Harlem, one of the largest predominantly Latino communities in NYC, in order to become a resource for the community and create awareness of Latino Bigs’ mission. We are partnering with local organizations and businesses in order to further support Latino youth through our one-to-one mentoring programs.
Throughout the year Latino Bigs, in conjunction with our corporate and community partners, hosts many events ranging from our annual Step Up to the Plate softball fundraiser to a series of community panel discussions to raise awareness about the group’s mission. Our partners also help us share our message on the power of mentoring in addition to providing resources for our programs.
To find out more about our upcoming monthly meetings, events and other Latino Bigs youth mentoring volunteer opportunities please contact Jenya Walters our Community Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next Latino Bigs monthly meeting:
Date: Wednesday, August 16th Time: 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC
40 Rector Street 11th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Please show a government issued ID in order to enter the building.
Interested in becoming a youth mentor (a Big Brother or Big Sister)? We invite you to check out our FAQ section on being a mentor or you can skip over to the Big Brothers Big Sisters signup process here online.
You can also keep up with our latest event on Facebook.
"Atrévete a cambiar una vida"
"Dare to Change A Life"