Life-Changing Friendships

Since 1989, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida has been changing children's lives by matching them with caring adults to guide them on a path to success.

Life-Changing Friendships

Since 1989, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida has been changing children's lives by matching them with caring adults to guide them on a path to success.

Hurricane Michael Relief

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida’s service area includes Panama City. In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, to support our Big Brothers Big Sisters family, (82 matches, 16 Littles on the waiting list, 2 staff, and 15 board members). We have made multiple trips over and wanted to thank our surrounding communities for the help they have provided. To date we have had 7 matches close due to relocation and a potential 13 more to come. Donations are still being taken in support of our services and our BBBS family. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call our Pensacola Office at 850-433-5437 or email us at bbbs@bbbsnwfl.org

Thank you for your continued support.

Millions of children need a caring adult role model.

When children and teens have the influence of a caring adult, they are more likely to avoid risky behaviors and to focus on academics. Today's youth face a variety of challenges, and being matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister can help them navigate these challenges and reach their potential.

Impact on Education in Northwest Florida

maintained or improved in math
maintained or improved in reading
maintained or improved in science
maintained or improved in school attendance
have remained crime free

What’s New From Big Brothers Big Sisters

Being a volunteer mentor and role model is only one of the ways to support Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can also purchase one of our license plates at your local tax collector’s office. For each plate sold, Big Brothers Big Sisters receives money. Here in Northwest Florida we receive half of what is sold from Pensacola to Panama City.

Do your part to drive kids in the right direction.

In May 2019 Pen Air Federal Credit Union presented a gracious gift of $100,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida 30th Anniversary Campaign. Thanks to their communerosity we are now proud to call our community-based mentoring program the Pen Air Community Mentoring Program.

In March of 2019, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida was thrilled to receive a gracious matching gift of $500,000 from The Bear Family Foundation to our 30th anniversary campaign. The Bear Family has been instrumental in the agency’s success over the last 30 years and we are honored to call our new Pensacola home, The Bear Family Foundation Center for hope.

 

2019 marks the beginning of our 30th anniversary year! Join us as we celebrate 30 years of defending potential in our community.

 

In October of 2018, we were honored to have been chosen as one of the Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100 grant recipients! We were selected along with 10 other local agencies to further our mission and work in Northwest Florida. Stay tuned for exciting updates on what this grant will be funding!