Latino Volunteer Mentoring Program in NYC
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC is the nation’s founding and New York City’s largest youth mentoring organization. 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, our Latino Bigs affinity group is a grassroots movement composed of socially conscious Latino volunteers and our mission is to empower our 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.
- The Need: 30% of youth on BBBS of NYC's waitlist are Latino
- Our Impact: Latino Bigs has increased the pool of Latino mentors by 83%
The group meets monthly, typically on the 1st Wednesday of the month and new members are always welcome. To join Latino Bigs contact us at email@example.com or to find out how to become a mentor, visit our FAQ section.
Community Awareness - Unidos We Rise
We are working 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.
January - Dia de los Reyes match outing
Spring - "Step Up 2 The Plate" Softball Fundraiser
September/October - Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
How Do I Become A Mentor?
To find out more about our upcoming monthly meetings, events and other Latino Bigs youth mentoring volunteer opportunities please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next Latino Bigs monthly meeting:
Next Meeting Date: First Wednesday of every month, 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.