As a prominent local presence, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island holds ourselves highly 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 and commitment we have to fulfill our mission - each and every day.

Local and National Awards - Accomplishments & Achievements

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 2009, we’ve been able to track over 2,239 Matches made. Additionally, we’ve provided 70 Littles with scholarship opportunities totaling $161,250. 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.

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

In 2021, 84% of parents reported their child having improved social skills; 90% reported their child having improved academics/improved self-confidence. 100% of parents agreed that BBBSRI’s mentoring program has a positive impact on their child. 100% of mentees reported feeling safe with their mentor.

  • "This program has brought two people together who may have never had the chance to meet otherwise. And it has brought myself and my little a great deal of happiness in our lives." - Mentor, December 2021
  • "I enjoy being there for a young person and helping them navigate through life, whatever that may be. I think my Little knows that I am there for them and support them without judgement." - Mentor, June 2022
  • "It's only been a couple of months since my child has had a "BIG." I must say it's been a very positive experience for my child and myself. Knowing that I now have a great support system for my child and myself makes all the difference in the world." - Parent, December 2021
  • “I just want to say, there are not enough words to describe how thankful and grateful my children and I are for all the help, opportunities and this life-changing program.” - Parent, June 2022