Mentoring Matters Blog

Daniel and Jayden

Why I Volunteer with Big Brothers l By Daniel McElroy

I have been volunteering as a Big Brother since the spring of 2011. My motivation for getting involved was to give back to the community and to make a positive … Read more

Jasmin and Little

Friends for Life | by Jasmin Maaghop

Your words and actions can make a huge difference in someone’s life. Volunteering for the past three years has impacted my life in many ways. When I was first told … Read more

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Bilingual mentors helping children in our community

Between being a third-year medical student and working shifts in Emergency in Pediatrics, Ted is always excited to take a break from his busy schedule to spend a couple of … Read more


Why I Volunteer | by Bojana Nikolic

People are surprised when they ask how long I’ve been volunteering with Big Brothers. The reason I’ve stuck around for so long is because I enjoy feeling like I’m making a difference.

Steven and Chris Today

Friends for Life Gained Through Big Brothers Program

Last year, Steve watched his Little Brother Chris graduate high school; and then felt the bitter-sweet combination of pride and sadness as the young man he had mentored for 10 … Read more


North Shore Volunteer Gives Back

Being a mentor to a child doesn’t have to be hard work. You don’t have to be a working professional at the peak of your career, a straight A student … Read more

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Letters from Moms of Little Brothers

The children in our mentoring programs at Big Brothers are our central priority. We are often so in awe of the time and dedication that our Volunteers provide to kids … Read more

Unique Opportunity Brings Out Everyones Inner Superhero

With the holidays just around the corner, many are beginning to think about the spirit of giving and volunteering in their community. The opportunities in the city are endless: soup … Read more

How Big Brothers Helped My Family

How Big Brothers Helped My Family

UPDATE June 29, 2017 – Chris and Peyton are still matched, going on almost seven years now! Chris and Peyton continue to be a great match, continuing to grow, and … Read more


Big and Little Brother support local community

Growing up as an only-child, Marc Josef, 28, a resident of Richmond, wanted to explore what it’s like to have a sibling. Wanting to make a positive impact in his … Read more

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