Behind our passion for helping kids is our focus on the individual child. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware (BBBSDE) offers a lifeline of support and guidance, providing much-needed evidence-based mentoring (adults we call “Bigs”) and community-based programming for at-risk youth ages 6 to 18 (“Littles”).
We believe in the potential of every single child – including yours! That’s why we’re built on the concept of one-to-one mentoring. Through community engagement, BBBSDE works hard to understand the needs facing our youth today and then develop programs focusing on your child’s needs.
We all know it takes a village to raise a child. Our mission to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth is made stronger by partnerships with corporations, small businesses, faith-based groups, other community organizations, local leaders and YOU!
Mentorship is rewarding for Bigs and Littles, and there are hundreds of children waiting to be matched with mentors right now. Search the map to learn about the mentoring opportunities available in your area.
Learn about becoming a mentor and opportunities for your workplace, house of worship or community organization to support what we do.
By serving as positive influences for children from at-risk populations, BBBSDE provides the bridge necessary to offer them a full and well-rounded experience as they complete their education and grow and mature into effective and productive members of our community. Without the commitment of our volunteers, we wouldn’t exist. But to better support our children and mentors and help them thrive, we need your help. Donate today!
For 50 Years, BBBSDE has been has been the premier nonprofit youth mentoring organization.
Our impact has been significant:
SHOWED IMPROVED SELF-CONFIDENCE
WERE BETTER ABLE TO EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS
IMPROVED THEIR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE