As a prominent local presence, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island holds ourselves accountable to the young people and the community we reside and serve. Our employees are some of the best in the industry. Our accomplishments reflect the skill, commitment, and desire we have to fulfill our mission each and every day.

Local and National Awards - Accomplishments & Achievements

2023 - PBN Healthiest Employers
2023 - BBBSA Gold Standard Award
2023 - PBN Best Places to Work
2022 - PBN Best Places to Work
2022 - PBN Healthiest Employers
2022 - BBBSA BIGGIE Gold Marketing Award - Little Recruitment
2021 - PBN Best Places to Work
2020 - PBN Best Places to Work
2020 - PBN Diversity & Inclusion Winner
2019 - PBN Best Places to Work
2019 - Tiny Pulse Happiness Award
2018 - Tiny Pulse Happiness Award

Our Impact - Because of Your Support and Advocacy

Since 1966, BBBSRI has grown to serve thousands of youth in Rhode Island by connecting them with positive adult role models that help ignite their full potential. Since 1999 we have served 2270 individuals. Additionally, since 2000, we’ve provided 62 Littles with scholarship opportunities totaling $195,750. In late 2021, our move to Rising Sun Mills in the heart of Olneyville in Providence gave us a chance to continue our impact by being closer to the areas where are a large part of young people we serve reside.

2022 Mentoring Facts:

  • 100% of parents and guardians felt our Mentoring programs had a positive impact on their child
  • 97% of Mentees moved onto the next grade in the Fall of 2022
  • 89% of Mentees saw an increase in self-confidence and social skills
  • 100% of Mentees enjoyed spending time with their mentors

Changing Lives in a BIG Way - Testimonials From Our Partners, Parents, Mentors, and Mentees!

What our Mentors are saying:

“Spending time with my Little has allowed me to experience new things, expand my horizons, and improve my mental well-being. We always have such a great time together, and it's nice to take a break from my normal routine to spend in this way.”

“It is rewarding to watch a child grow in confidence, knowledge, friendship, and personality. Our Little has grown in all those areas in these past eight years we have been together.”

What our Mentees are saying:

“I can talk to her when I need to, she makes me laugh and I have a comfort level with her that I like.”

“My mentor is always is there for me”

What our Parent/Guardians are saying:

“My child is so much more confident! She used to be anxious and within the last year, I've seen her grow to embrace new experiences.”

“It's been such a positive experience, not only for my son, but myself as well. Knowing that my son has a Big Brother to look up to and an organization that cares so much and is here for us has made a big difference in our lives.”