Football may be over, but we are just kicking off. We’ve teamed with NFL’s Inspire Change to recruit the next great generation of mentors.

#TheBigDraft

Last January, the National Football League launched the Inspire Change Initiative, showcasing the collaborative efforts of players, owners, and the league to create positive change in communities across the country by addressing social justice issues in America. Broadly focused on reducing barriers to opportunity, the league and players will more specifically hone in on three areas within the social justice space: improvements to police and community relations, improvements to education and economic advancement, and criminal justice reform.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of SWLA is kicking off our 2020 Big Draft Recruitment Campaign. We're teaming up with the NFL to inspire change because now is the time! Although the NFL season is over, our search for potential Bigs is only just getting started. Currently, there are 30 youth enrolled in our program, called "Littles," who are waiting for a volunteer mentor, called a “Big”. We are launching The Big Draft to recruit more Bigs, and on April 25th we’ll introduce the “draft picks” from the season. We would be thrilled to have your help in sparking excitement for the Big Draft by encouraging volunteers to sign up as Bigs!

For more information, contact Alex Stinchcomb, Marketing & Development Manager at [email protected] or 337-478-5437, ext. 114.

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 seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity between 6 and 18 years of age. Our network of volunteers, donors and supporters comes from all walks of life, all backgrounds, all corners of the country.

What do we do?

Our unique brand of one-to-one mentoring, in which a child facing adversity is carefully matched with a caring adult mentor in a relationship supported by professional Big Brothers Big Sisters staff members, changes lives for the better forever.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the power to change a child's future for the better.