Look what you made possible in 2014

Today we celebrate BBBS’ 44th birthday in Central Texas and the countless mentorships that our supporters have made possible over the years.  Thanks to you, BBBS has grown from serving a handful of young people 44 years ago to more than 1,000 young people in 2014 alone.  What does that number mean? It means you’ve made a life-changing difference for hundreds of Little Brothers and Sisters right here in Central Texas through your incredible support– and that you believe in a larger vision that all children can achieve success in life. Here are some more tremendous accomplishments you’ve made possible.


Last year:

• 1,165 children had a BBBS mentor
• 69,900 volunteer hours were given by “Bigs”
• 293 kids were taken off the waiting list and matched with a caring adult mentor
• 20 events were hosted by BBBS staff for matches to enjoy (and learn while) doing something fun
• 484 Little Brothers and Sisters were matched with their mentor for more than a year
• 8,460 staff consultations were conducted with volunteers, kids and families, ensuring matches were healthy, safe and provided an all-around positive experience.
• $308,000 in college scholarships were promised to “Littles” via the BBBS Scholarship Foundation

THANK YOU for making 2014 an amazing year for every child in the BBBS program!

National Mentoring Month 2015

As we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, I’m reminded of one of his famous statements: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”.


The relevance of that statement is underlined by this entire month, it seems, as January is National Mentoring Month. It’s a time dedicated to raising awareness about the benefits of mentoring, celebrating the positive effect it has on young lives and recognizing the volunteer mentors who are doing so much to help their Little Brother or Sister.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating National Mentoring Month – and here are 4 ways you can get involved:

THANK YOU to the hundreds of volunteer “Bigs” out there, giving their time to mentor a Little Brother or Sister — and to everyone who is doing something for others!