To provide youth of all beliefs and backgrounds throughout the greater Los Angeles region with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Adult mentors, BIGS, are matched with LITTLES, at-risk youth, who meet one-to-one, from four to eight hours per month (at least two times per month) during the course of a minimum one-year period. Specific activities are determined by each mentoring pair and typically include: museums, movies, help with homework, Dodger games, sports, playing in the park, hiking, outings for ice cream, help with chores, etc.
Workplace Based Program: In the Workplace Mentoring Program, young people are connected to opportunities to learn about various professions and trades. At the same time, generous executives and business people can cultivate a culture of corporate service by opening up their worksite offices and staff (as BIGS) to CBBBS LITTLES. Littles go to the worksite once a month to meet with their Bigs to learn about the organization and participate in a CBBBS facilitated curriculum that encourages academic achievement, life skills and professional development.
Mentor Beyond: This pilot program extends the traditional match to help graduated youth to navigate the transition into adulthood. CBBBS professional program staff continue to provide match support with access to job postings, resume-building, speaking opportunities, college resources, community service opportunities, and more. CBBBS continues to track youth success.