It’s a Miracle! YOU. Yes, You! Can Become a Big Brother or Sister!

Posted on March 2, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Become a Hero:  Here’s How

 Check out our Catholic Charities affiliate, Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers. 

“It’s such a positive influence on your life,” says one of our Big Brothers, James, in this recent video, “and such an incredibly positive influence on the other person’s life that every day you see it on their face,”.

For more than a century, Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers, an affiliate of Catholic Charities, has focused on strengthening a child's entire family. It trains volunteers to serve as friends and guides to young persons in need throughout New York City’s five boroughs.

Wondering what your new little sister or brother is like?

Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers serves children:

  • Ages 7-17,
  • From low-income, mostly first generation immigrant families 
  • Over 70% of the families we work with are headed by single mothers
  • 50% of the parents are unemployed or underemployed
  • 70% live below the poverty line 
  • Families come from all neighborhoods in the four larger boroughs, with particular concentrations in the Lower East Side, Brooklyn, Harlem and the South Bronx

Yes, these boys and girls deserve a break.  They deserve a mentor.  They deserve a Big Sister or Big Brother.  They deserve you. 

The mentoring program enables young people to expand their horizons, their hopes and their dreams.

It helps inspire them to improve academic performance and reduce risky behavior. 

It leads to stable health, strong personal relationships and gainful employment.

“You see the smile that getting to hang out with them gives,” James adds.  “It’s just so worth it that I’d recommend it to anyone.”

Change a life.  Change your life.  Become a mentor

Find out more at  or call  212-475-3291 ext. 502.


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