Making a BIG Difference One Child at a Time in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland

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Our certified Big Brothers and Big Sisters provide at-risk children with a compass and direction for positive futures. Our programs develop higher aspirations, greater confidence and educational success. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters has a stellar record in helping children on a daily basis make healthy choices to stay in school, stay out of trouble and on track toward healthy and productive futures. We have had some incredible success stories over the years.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Is a DC Metro Area Charity with a Simple Focus:

Changing the Lives of Youth

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children through professionally supported long-term, One-To-One® mentoring relationships with carefully screened, caring and committed adults in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland.

If you’re looking for a children’s charity to donate to in the DC Metro area, we encourage you to read more about our mentoring programs or donate online today. Your donation will help a child to reach his or her full potential through an ongoing relationship with a caring and certified adult mentor.

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GuideStar’s Philanthropedia in 2012 named BBBS as the #1 non-profit for at-risk youth.

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