Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to "create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth".[3] Adult volunteers are matched with children from age 5 to young adulthood. It was founded by Irvin Ferdinand Westheimer. [4]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Founded1904; 119 years ago (1904)
Cincinnati, Ohio
New York
FounderErnest Kent Coulter
TypeNon-governmental organization
FocusMentorship, education
HeadquartersTampa, Florida, United States
Area served
United States
Key people
Artis Stevens,[1] President and CEO
Revenue (2019)
US$21 million[2]

Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of the oldest and largest youth mentoring organizations in the United States. Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors children, ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country. The ages of children and youth served varies by affiliate.