Big Brothers Big Sisters Needs Mentors in Northwest Florida

Over 100 children in Northwest Florida are waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister. If you have ever considered becoming a mentor, now is the time! All it takes in weekly contact with your Little, at a minimum of two times in person per month. Northwest Florida youth are faced with new challenges such as changing family structures, homelessness, bullying, mental health stressors, and low self-esteem that create greater need for positive role models in their lives. A Big Brother or Big Sister does just that for the children who need it the most. Click the link below to get started on the volunteer process.


34 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

2023 Bigs of the Year

Click here to learn more about our 2023 Bigs of the Year! These individuals have exceeded all expectations of igniting, empowering, and defending the potential of youth in Northwest Florida.

About BBBS

Learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida.

Upcoming Events

Great Times for a Great Cause! Check out our list of upcoming events throughout the year in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Bay Counties! We would love for you to join us for The Big Gala, The Big Event, The Big Scoop, Kabuki, Gumbo Ya-Ya and more! When you support Big Brothers Big Sisters, you change lives for children here in your community. For details on all of our events, as well as Sponsorship Opportunities, 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.

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!

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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


Download our 2023 Impact Report.


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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(s) 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