Now More than ever our children need mentors.

As an organization driven by one-to-one connections, we have had to adapt in many ways due to COVID-19. Currently, we are conducting all child and volunteer interviews virtually and making virtual matches. Now more than ever our children need mentors. Click here to learn more about how you can get involved! If you would like to make a gift during these challenging times COVID19 has brought, you can click the button below to do so. Your gift helps us continue to innovate new ways to virtually connect our current matches and support the growth of our organization through new matches.

30 Years of Little Feet. Big Strides.

The Bear family has played an important role in building the foundation of the local agency. The local building in Pensacola is named the Bear Family Foundation Center For Hope to honor their legacy and endless support. To learn more or give a gift to our Bold Steps campaign, click the image below. 

Big News

October is a great time to get outside, enjoy the cooler temperatures, reconnect with nature, and enjoy all that life has to offer. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, along with the West Florida Wheelmen Bicycle Club present the annual Fenner Ride. Registration is $45 until October 16th. After, registration will increase to $55. To sign up for either the in-person or virtual ride click here.

We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the in-person event follows CDC guidelines. Click here for more information.

Laptops for littles

As our Little's transition to virtual learning for the new school year, we are continuing to discover daily that many still do not have the technology needed to help them be successful. To ensure all our Little's thrive, we are launching round 2 of “Laptops for Littles”.  We need your help to get them what they need! To make a suggested donation of $189 to support one laptop, click here.

Give a treat this season that #MakesADifference, 100% of the funds raised will go towards purchasing the laptops.

Big News

Whether we’re making an impact, or making headlines, there’s always something newsworthy going on at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida! We recently just announced our 2020 Bigs of the Year. To read more, click here.

Lets Talk Tuesdays

Join us on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month for our virtual recruitment and information sessions! Each session is conducted by a BBBSNWFL staff member and conducted through Zoom. Each session is 30 minutes long and filled with information on becoming a Big, a donor, and a friend of the agency. To sign up for a time slot of your choice, click here.

FL State License Plate

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida ranks third out of the 11  Florida agencies for most license plates sold in their service region! We have partnered with our local tax collector from Pensacola to Panama City to promote our Big Brothers Big Sisters Florida State License Plate. For each plate sold, our agency will receive $25. This an easy way for you to help support and spread our mission. To learn more about how you can get your BBBS Specialty FL State License Plate, click here.

SHOP amazonsmile

SHOP AmazonSmile! Now you can shop on your mobile device and amazonsmile will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida! It has the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping as the Amazon you know, it just helps defend the potential of youth. To add Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida as your selected nonprofit, click here.


During these unprecedented times, it is important to remember we are #BiggerTogether. Let's stay connected! Join us for our Virtual Trivia Nights. Get together with your friends, family, co-workers, and put your knowledge to the test! To sign up or learn more about hosting your own, click here.

2020 Bigs of the Year

Click here to learn more about our 2020 Bigs of the Year! These individuals have exceeded all expectations of igniting, empowering, and defending the potential of youth in Northwest Florida.

Impact in Northwest Florida

Youth avoided the Juvenile Justice System
Maintained or improved risk taking behavior
Maintained or improved education expectations
Youth promoted on time to the next grade
Seniors graduated with post-secondary plans
Youth maintained or improved school attendance
Youth had no behavioral referrals or suspensions

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, Inc. is a 501(C)3 organization and meets all the requirements specified by the Florida Solicitation of Contribution Act. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE, The toll-free number of the department Is 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) calling from within the state of Florida, or (850) 410-3800-calling from outside of Florida. The department's website is Registration #CH16741.