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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jackie Tovar Diaz
LITTLE BROTHER DAYTON
Little Brother Dayton and Big Brother Auggie were matched in 2016 when Dayton was 6 years old. His father had left the family and school became difficult, which had affected Dayton’s self-esteem. He needed a positive male role model in his life. Now age 12,
LITTLE SISTER KELLY
Little Sister Kelly is a thoughtful but soft-spoken girl who used to shrink away when teachers or other adults would speak with her. In 2019, she was matched with Big Sister Kayla after Kelly’s single mom enrolled her and reported that she has…
LITTLE BROTHER SAL
Big Brother Phil and Little Brother Sal were matched in April 2020 and began activities online like building Legos, making brownies, playing trivia and more. But they both share a love of fishing and longed to be out on the water. To celebrate their 1st Match-a-…
LITTLE SISTER NYLA
Little Sister Nyla needed a friend like Big Sister Laila who would show interest, talk to her, and encourage her to try new activities. Laila and Nyla were matched during the online school year in 2020 when the pandemic kept them both home from…
Business Partners allow us to make meaningful matches between adult mentors and children in our local community and receive certain tickets and privileges. Their support helps ensure children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters programs live up to their full potential.
Igniting potential, Little by Little.
REALTORS’ & LENDERS’ CIRCLE
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 kids on the right path. So you have every right to know how it is used. Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County is a 501c3 (tax exempt) organization.