• Become a School to Work Partner

    School to Work is a one-to-one mentoring program providing high school students with career readiness and job-shadowing experiences at the Bigs’ place of work.

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  • We need more Bigs like you!

    There are currently 1,000 children waiting for a BIG of their own.

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potential Littles are waiting for a big.


of youth we serve live in a home that earns less than 80% median household income.


of youth served live in a single-parent household or with a non-parent adult.


Miami-Dade & Monroe youth served annually

Turning a young life around often doesn’t take a whole lot. Little gestures — a small investment of time or a donation to sponsor a match — can help pave a child’s road to success.

We need
your help.

Defenders know their strength is a transformative force for good. Their mentorship means the world to a Little. And in the long run – changes the world.

Our Mission

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Our Vision

All youth achieve their full potential.

For 60 Years, BBBS Miami has been has been the premier nonprofit youth mentoring organization.
Our impact has been significant:

Go to college
Improved academic performance
Show improved behavior

A message from Gale Nelson

BBBS Miami, President & CEO

While mentoring will always remain at the forefront of our mission, we are expanding our programs and services to include digital literacy, health and wellness, music and the arts, academic enrichment, and career pathways training. We are engaging thousands of promising youth and empowering future leaders for the betterment of our community.

Meet some Bigs and Littles

Josh and K’Von

From teaching him to swim, to getting to interact with dolphins in the Keys, we’ve had a blast. I want to acknowledge that I have gained a great deal too – I truly believe that the best way to help yourself is to help someone else, and the purpose of life is a life of purpose. Being a mentor with BBBS is a win-win all the way around.

A boy looking into the camera and smiling

Will you be a Defender of potential?

There are different levels and ways to help—and every single one will have a positive impact on a young life!

Even a small gesture makes a big difference.

Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most rewarding ways you can change the life of a child. Many of our bigs even say that their Littles change their lives in ways they never expected.

A woman stands with a young girl who points to fish in an aquarium

Do you know a child with potential worth defending?

A mentor can open new worlds of possibility. We are here to help build a pathway to success for that child and a support system for their entire family.

We can’t do it without you