ABOUT US

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado helps children realize their potential. We support children and strengthen communities. We couldn't do any of it without you.

ABOUT US

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado helps children realize their potential. We support children and strengthen communities. We couldn't do any of it without you.

Changing Perspectives. Changing Lives. 

Since 1918, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As part of the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages nine through young adulthood in Colorado. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

One-To-One for

More than 100 Years

1918

In 1918 Claude Blake, Chief Probation Officer in Denver, saw wartime conditions cause an increase in lawlessness amongst boys in his community. Recognizing that these boys needed guidance more than critics, Blake established Big Brothers of Denver.

1921

Big Sisters movement was active in Denver from 1921 until about early 1964. A few years later, in the spring of 1969 Big Sisters of Colorado began as a program out of the Southwest Community Center.

1967

Big Brothers Big Sisters-Pikes Peak was formed in 1967 as a program of Family Counseling Service. Later, the program became affiliated with the Pikes Peak YMCA.

1996

In 1996 Big Brothers of Denver merged with Big Sisters to become Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Colorado.

1997

In 1997 it became Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Inc.

2001

In 2001 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Inc. merged with Big Brothers Big Sisters-Pikes Peak.

Mission

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Our Vision

All youth achieve their full potential.

Values

Excellence: We value quality mentoring as defined by the metrics for safety, customer service, and impact.

Community-Minded: We value our community role and the impacts achieved through serving our children and families.

Service-Oriented: We value volunteerism as our core strategy because it empowers our community, fosters social responsibility, and optimizes the opportunity to impact more children.

Accountable: We value accountability by upholding our commitments. We accomplish this through our integrity, performance towards goals, dedicated stewardship of resources, and organizational transparency.

Inclusive: We value inclusiveness by honoring the contributions, respecting the differences, and valuing the diverse input of the individuals, families, and communities we serve.

Dynamic Learning: We value a dynamic, learning culture that encourages fun, creativity, innovation, teamwork, and personal and professional development.

Read more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion here.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado 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.