We Are Dedicated To Making a Big Difference, One Child at a Time in the Washington Region

Haciendo la gran diferencia, un menor a la vez

Serving Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland

Together, we are changing what it means to grow up in the Washington DC metropolitan region: Expanding horizons through the power of One-To-One mentoring relationships.

Changing Lives

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the Washington region’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 – 18 years old, in communities across the National Capital Area. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

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.


Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.


All children achieve success in life.


By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Educational success
Our Support to Families

Big Brothers Big Sisters aims to strengthen single-parent families in the Washington region through advocacy, crisis intervention, resource referrals and casework support.

Broadening Children’s Horizons

Our certified Big Brothers and Big Sisters provide high-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.

A Little Guidance

A Big Brother or Sister is someone who has found ways to succeed in life and cares enough to pass on these lessons.