Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida has been taking steps to help children in our communities achieve more through one-to-one relationships since 1989.  Now, more than ever, Northwest Florida youth are faced with substantial challenges such as changing family structures, homelessness, bullying, poverty, and low self-esteem, creating a greater need for bigger, bolder steps to influence positive change.

As the needs of Northwest Florida youth continue to grow, so must our response and resources to step in and create lasting, meaningful change. It all starts here. Our Bold Steps Campaign will provide BBBS-NWFL with the additional means to train and support our youth and volunteers as they face challenging issues in a complex and changing world.

We are taking BOLD STEPS to:

Move to a NEW HOME, a larger facility with space where youth can find support and safety, and families and volunteers have a place for training and activities.

REACH MORE KIDS providing all children who need and want a mentor with a Big where they can be encouraged, build self-confidence and take advantage of resources to clear their path to the best possible future.

EXPAND PROGRAMS and resources for Bigs, Littles, families, volunteers, and staff.

INCREASE visibility of BBBS-NWFL in the community to inspire and engage more people in our mission.


Pen Air Federal Credit Union

Pen Air Federal Credit Union together with Big Brothers Big Sisters Leadership and Governing Board Members celebrate their incredible gift towards the 30th Anniversary Bold Steps Campaign. Their gift of $100,000 includes a naming opportunity. We are proud to name our signature program the Pen Air Community Based Mentoring Program. For more information, please click here.

The Bear Family Foundation

The Bear Family Foundation presented Big Brothers Big Sisters with a $500,000 matching gift towards the 30th Anniversary Bold Steps Campaign. This gift includes the naming of our brand new Pensacola home. We are honored to serve the community in the Bear Family Foundation Center for Hope. For more information, please click here.

To get additional information about how you can support the needs of Northwest Florida youth through our Bold Steps campaign, please contact our Director of Development Dana Hall at or 850-433-5437.