Created to serve as a long-term investment for the sustainability of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana youth mentoring programs. 


Impact a child's life forever

In addition to current youth mentoring programs offered by BBBS, the fund will be used to:

As the region's largest donor-and-volunteer-driven mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana makes meaningful supported Matches between adult "Bigs" and youth "Littles" across a seven-parish area

Youth who participate in our mentoring programs achieve proven positive outcomes including:

  • An increased belief they can say no to drugs, violence and skipping school

  • Have better grades, academic goals and confidence

  • Plans to graduate high school and college





We've partnered with the Community Foundation of SWLA to make donating to the Big Defender Fund as easy as possible. Any amount is appreciated, and there are options for a recurring donation if you chose to include us in your planned  giving.

What do we achieve?

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children achieve success in school, helps them avoid risky behaviors such as getting into fights and trying drugs and alcohol, and helps them improve their self-confidence. We hold ourselves accountable to our supporters by regularly measuring our impact

Whom do we serve?

Big Brothers Big Sisters SWLA seeks to change the lives of youth between 6 and 18 years of age in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, and Vernon Parishes. Our network of volunteers, donors and supporters comes from all walks of life, all backgrounds, all corners of Southwest Louisiana.

What do we do?

Our unique brand of one-to-one mentoring, in which a child is carefully and safely matched with a caring adult mentor in a relationship supported by professional Big Brothers Big Sisters staff members, ignites power and promise.