Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. 

We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:

• Higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships •

• Avoidance of risky behaviors •

• Educational success •

JEDI Commitment: At Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) is an integral part of our values and mission. We recognize, affirm, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all of our stakeholders, including youth, families, donors, volunteers, and staff. We ensure the opportunity for all voices and perspectives to be heard and honored. In the workplace, we foster an environment where all people can be their best selves. We affirm that every person (regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, marital or veteran status) has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We strive to realize the full potential that is within all of us by ensuring that all voices and perspectives are heard and honored.


Amity Faes, Premier Valley Bank

Amity Faes


NIcole Hoffman, Vice Chair

Nicole Hoffman

Vice Chair

Claire Vollmer


Retired Realtor
Heather Mariani

Heather Mariani


Monique Carlton

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Christie Tjong Clemons

Karen Colombo

Karen Colombo

 Immediate Past President

Retired Financial Analyst

Jackie Tovar Diaz

Youth Board Member

Steve Yamaichi

Retired California State Parks


Our Community Partners allow us to make meaningful matches between adult mentors and children in our local community. Their support helps ensure children in Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County programs live up to their full potential.

It takes Little to be Big.

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Pacific Premier Bank


Realtors’ & Lenders’ Circle members donate in honor of their clients following each closed escrow transaction and receive benefits.


It’s your money that keeps us going and enables us to start more children on the right path, so we want you to know how it is used. Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County is a 501c3 (tax exempt) organization, EIN 77-0348487.