Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California

About This Organization

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the largest, well-known, most researched and measured youth mentoring program in the United States. The heart of our program is a thoroughly screened adult volunteer mentor, known as a “Big”, matched with a child (“Little”) in a relationship that is carefully monitored and supported by our staff.

Here in Central California, our local, independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization has helped more than 10,000 youth since its inception in 1968. These children can benefit from extra attention and receive exposure to more life options than may be available in their own surroundings.

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 behavior
  • Educational success

Our local donor and volunteer supported agency formed in Fresno in 1968 and began mentoring services in 1969. Since that time, we have served over 10,000 children and their families. In 1997 satellite offices opened in Hanford and Madera to cover an expanded service area of Kings and Madera counties. Expanding yet again, in late 2007 we merged with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tulare County and changed the name to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California to reflect our new region. Today, we serve four counties in the Central Valley and serve over 1,000 children each year through our different programs.

Our program has been acknowledged and honored by the Juvenile Justice Commission, Fresno Police Department, Fresno County Probation Department, California Youth Authority, City of Fresno, The United Way of Fresno County, and the Governor’s Office. We received a 2005 Quality Award and a 2007 and 2008 Family Strengthening awards from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. 

In 2015, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California was one of 16 agencies to receive the National Gold Standard Award for their outstanding statistics and reaching all of their yearly goals.

Campaigns

Visalia/Hanford - Saturday, May 19th, 4pm - 6pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Kids S...
Visalia/Hanford - Saturday, May 19th, 4pm - 6pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Kids S...
Team Campaign
Come join us in celebrating our 31st Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It's definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participat...
$0 raised (0%)
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PGE - Fresno, Saturday, April 21st, 4pm - 6pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Kids S...
PGE - Fresno, Saturday, April 21st, 4pm - 6pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Kids S...
Team Campaign
Come join us in celebrating our 31st Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It's definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participat...
$0 raised (0%)
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Fresno, Saturday, March 17th, 4pm - 6pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Ki...
Fresno, Saturday, March 17th, 4pm - 6pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Ki...
Team Campaign
Come join us in celebrating our 31st Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It's definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participat...
$154 raised (0%)
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Madera - Saturday, April 14th, 12pm - 2pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Kids Sake......
Madera - Saturday, April 14th, 12pm - 2pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Kids Sake......
Team Campaign
Come join us in celebrating our 31st Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It's definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participat...
$0 raised (0%)
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Frito Lay  Fresno - Saturday, April 21st, 12pm - 2pm - 31st Annual Bowl for K...
Frito Lay Fresno - Saturday, April 21st, 12pm - 2pm - 31st Annual Bowl for K...
Team Campaign
Come join us in celebrating our 31st Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It's definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participat...
$0 raised (0%)
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Fresno - Saturday, March 17th, 12pm - 2pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Kids Sake......
Fresno - Saturday, March 17th, 12pm - 2pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Kids Sake......
Team Campaign
Come join us in celebrating our 31st Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It's definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participat...
$185 raised (0%)
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CLOVIS - Saturday, May12th, 12pm - 2pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Kids Sake...
CLOVIS - Saturday, May12th, 12pm - 2pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Kids Sake...
Team Campaign
Come join us in celebrating our 31st Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It's definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participat...
$79 raised (0%)
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Give a little, help a Little!
Give a little, help a Little!
Campaign
This holiday season, we are partnering with Marshalls, PROJEKT15 Media & Montage for AG to bring a once in a lifetime shopping experi...
$5,637 raised (93%)
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3rd Annual Youth Soccer Clinic - Oakhurst
3rd Annual Youth Soccer Clinic - Oakhurst
Group Campaign
Big Brothers Big Sisters - 3rd Annual Youth Soccer Clinic
$500 raised
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MADERA - 9th Annual Youth Soccer Clinic
MADERA - 9th Annual Youth Soccer Clinic
Group Campaign
Big Brothers Big Sisters 9th Annual Youth Soccer Clinic - Madera County
$6,350 raised
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    Phets Savanpanyadeth gave a $105 donation
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  3. Michele Greenhouse MD Inc
    Michele Greenhouse MD Inc gave a $105 donation to Fresno - Saturday, March 17th, 12pm - 2pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Kids Sake...... to support Learn Steam
    Learn STEAM and Big Brothers Big Sisters are great organizations for our young people. Keep up the good work! Help us get these kids bowling - these deserve it!!
    $105 to Fresno - Saturday, March 17th, 12pm - 2pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Kids Sake......
    Come join us in celebrating our 31st Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It's definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate here in the Central Valley! Come dressed and be ready for...
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    Angelica Magallanes gave a $30 donation
    Live Scan Fee for Volunteer Interview
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  6. Alexandros Acedo
    Alexandros Acedo gave a $26 donation to Fresno - Saturday, March 17th, 12pm - 2pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Kids Sake...... to support Learn Steam
    You guys rock
    $26 to Fresno - Saturday, March 17th, 12pm - 2pm - 31st Annual Bowl for Kids Sake......
    Come join us in celebrating our 31st Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake! It's definitely one of the most amazing events you will ever participate here in the Central Valley! Come dressed and be ready for...
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    Dedication In Honor of: Bobby Angel
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