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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

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Causes: Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Children & Youth

Mission: The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Target demographics: at-risk youth achieve their full potential

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1220 youth.

Geographic areas served: the greater Pittsburgh area

Programs: a fully supported one-to-one mentoring program.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I started working for BBBS PGH in June 2014. Since I've been here, it has been 4 months of excitement and pure joy. I look forward to coming to work everyday and have to force myself to leave at the end of my work day! Making matches is like putting a jigsaw puzzle together, every piece has to be the right fit- we just have to find it! I just love making matches! I get a natural high off seeing the smiles of the kids we serve and the breath of relief after a volunteer meets their little for the first time! Being available to my matches as match support makes me feel like a real part of the team and I love hearing their success stories, seeing pictures, and even helping to solve any concerns we come up with along the way! The employees of BBBS truly care for each other and for the community that we serve. What an uplifting, fulfilling work place. I am thankful everyday to come to work and START SOMETHING BIG!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a Big Brother has been one of the best decisions of my life. BBBS of Greater Pittsburgh is an incredible organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Big Brother for nearly 9 years and cannot say enough about the program and the staff at BBBS of Greater Pittsburgh. The support my Little and I have received relative to our match has been beyond my wildest expectations. The impact of the program on me, personally, and my Little has been great and we continue to grow our relationship with the support of BBBS. I cannot recommend the experience enough!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BBBS of Greater Pittsburgh is a wonderful organization! Always helpful, always positive. They work well with me and my little brother. Its been a positive for both of us. So positive my daughter became a big sister!

slbradio

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

10+ years ago, a BBBS of Greater Pittsburgh Board Member asked me if we would consider airing a regular segment showcasing "Big/Little" matches on our radio program. We jumped at the chance and our BBBS monthly feature began. Over the years, we've featured 60+ pairs, each with a unique story and relationship, all with a bond that has been clearly transformational. Without exception, every big/little pair I have met is on a trajectory toward a lifelong relationship with positive impacts to both participants. Projecting further, each participating little is poised to embrace being a mentor when he or she is old enough to be one, thus extending this positive cycle of human interaction.

The BBBS staff is hardworking and devoted to mission. They're also genuinely kind people who care about collaboration, innovative programming and -- above all -- serving our area's children and youth with excellence. I'm grateful and proud that we're able to work together.

-- Larry Berger, SLB Radio

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a mentor with BBBS for four years and so truly enjoyed my time with the organization! The programming was so great, well organized and professional. Seeing my Little Sister was truly the highlight of my week thanks to their help and support! I felt I could turn to the organization and staff if I had any questions or needed anything at all. BBBS is a great volunteer opportunity and I would highly recommend it to anyone!

Tiffani C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just started interning with BBBS a few months ago, so everything is still fairly new to me, but I can say that I am impressed at what I've been able to witness thus far. I have never met a group of people that felt more passionatley about their line of work than the people at BBBS of Greater Pittsburgh. This team genuinely cares about every person involved with their organization. They are eager to expand their horizons and have a strong network of support. I am lucky to have the pleasure of working for BBBS.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BBBS has been wonderful! Both my Husband and myself have been matched and we could not be more thrilled with the organization and the support we receive. There are always events going on and our Match Support Specialist is always available to answer our questions and concerns. The team that works behind the scenes to give these children hope and encouragement to succeed definitely does not go unnoticed.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I've been involved with the agency for 10 years now, and am continually impressed with the both the passion and the commitment to their cause - providing mentors for kids - making the world a better place. They are always looking for ways to improve - efficiency, quality, and their recognition by the National BBBS organization proves they are an agency to support.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Working in a local school district, I have had numerous experiences with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and have always been very impressed. Their staff is always knowledgeable and friendly and their programs are quality. I would continue to recommend their programs to my families.

Donor

Rating: 5

BBBS Pgh is a high quality organization with a dedicated staff and board, providing safe and effective one-to-one mentoring to the children of the greater Pittsburgh region