Making a BIG Impact!

83% of former Littles surveyed agree that their Big instilled values and principles that have guided them through life.

We are here to Start Something BIG!

Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Year Awards

Pictured at right is Nija Saunders (middle background), our Parent Partner of the Year for 2022. Nija was photographed during a filmed WTNH News interview in which she talked about winning the recognition. Nija is pictured with her 4 boys, who are matched with inspirational, caring mentors in our Community-Based Program. From left in photo, Sarah Cody, WTNH News anchor/reporter; Little Brother Leo; Little Brother Nigel; Little Brother Lawrence and Little Brother Lennox.

Nija Saunders is one of the six mentoring standouts who will be recognized at the always-popular Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Year Awards event being held on Thursday, May 19th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford. To learn more about the free May 19th event, contact Marisa Rader – Development & Events Manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Connecticut – at:

Click to learn about the awards and each of the six award recipients

Become A Volunteer

Volunteering to be a mentor is not only fun, it’s a change catalyst. It changes things for the better for the mentor, for the child being mentored, for families, and for the community at large!


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