BBBS of NYC offers a variety of mentoring programs designed to support NYC youth across our five boroughs. At the center of each program, you’ll find a Program Manager dedicated to the success of each Big/Little match supporting their match progress and goals. 

Guided by our vision, All Youth Achieve their Full Potential, our mission is to build and support mentoring relationships to ignite the biggest possible future for NYC youth. Our work is grounded in our five values: Put Youth First; Advance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Operate with Integrity; Engage with Empathy; and Invest in Learning & Innovation. Each one of our programs and initiatives are dedicated to building the next generation of leaders in our city.

Learn more about our programs by click through the dropdowns below. Have questions? Email us at!

Community-Based Mentoring

Our community-based mentoring serves youth ages 7-17 and in all five boroughs. By matching a caring adult mentor, a "Big", to an NYC youth, a "Little", they spend 8 hours a month in their community building their relationship and taking steps toward achieving their S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound) goals. 


Each match is supported by a Program Manager who manages daily communication with Big, Little, and Parent/Guardian. This program is free for families. 


If you are interested in becoming a Big, click here to learn more. 

If you are interested in enrolling a child, click here to learn more. 

Workplace Mentoring

Introduces students to the world of business through on-site, one-to-one mentoring from employees of participating companies. Every other week, students from area schools are brought into the city where they will meet with their Bigs. At present, over 60 of the city’s leading corporations take part in this program.


Want to become a Corporate Partner or bring a Workplace Mentoring Program to your office? Click here to learn more.

College and Career Success

College & Career Success is Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC’s new college persistence program. This program was founded to ensure our Littles make it all the way through college to a great career. 100% of students in College & Career Success are on track to move to the next semester! This program offers college and career support as a Little enters their first semester of college, including FAFSA and financial aid support, transition to college workshop series, career exploration, and ongoing college and career counseling. 

Affinity Groups

Our Affinity Groups are comprised of dedicated volunteers who play an integral role in supporting our initiatives, recruiting in targeted communities, and advancing our fundraising efforts. Each Affinity Group's mission drives supporting our organization goals; Put Youth First; Advance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Operate with Integrity; Engage with Empathy; and Invest in Learning & Innovation.