Our Stories

The impact a Big Brothers Big Sisters relationship can have is real. We hope these Little stories inspire you to start something by becoming a donor, volunteer or enrolling a child.

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Mike & Christian

Big Brother Mike and Little Brother Christian were matched in our program back in 1998, just before Christian's 13th birthday. Now, almost two decades later, the pair remains close and gets together...

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Jeff & Joe

Big Brother Jeff and Little Brother Joe are a Philadelphia match who met in October 2011. They have grown close over the years and are now very good friends. Thanks to the support of his Big...

Alumni Story

Chris & John

Chris Miles and his "Big Brother" John have been matched since Chris was only 11 years old. Chris was named the Alumni of the year in 2017. They received their award at the first ever Building BIG...

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Tony & Jahmir

Big Brother Tony and Little Brother Jahmir were matched in our Community- Based mentoring program. With no father figure in his life, Jahmir’s mom, Marla, wanted her son to have a positive male...

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Kelly & Keisha

Once a year, our Match Activities Committee mails packages of congratulatory letters and books to Littles graduating from elementary school, middle school and high school. Little Sister Keisha...

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Alex & Zahir

Some of our supporters know Alex Toner as our Development Officer, working to bring in monetary donations to further our agency’s mission. But to eleven-year old Zahir, Alex is his Big...

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Jean & Xzavia

Big Sister Jean and Little Sister Xzavia have been matched in Chester County since 2010. “Xzavia has so much energy and is fun to be around," said Big Sister Jean. The pair does a lot together, and...

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Maureen & Kaiya

Kenya signed up her daughter, Kaiya, for Big Brothers Big Sisters hoping to fill the void that was left from the absence of her father. For the past two years, Big Sister Maureen has done just...

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Whitney & Anayah

Whitney and Anayah have been matched since September 2012. The duo recently had the honor of being one of five matches to walk the runway in BBBS SEPA’s annual Fashion for a Cause event! Anayah,...

Alumni Story

Matt & Ryan

In 1995, Matt Frangiosa was a recent college graduate eager to get involved in the community. In August of that year, he was matched with his Little Brother, Ryan, a 10-year-old from Conshohocken....

Inspiration Story

Kathleen & Safiyyah

Big Sister Kathleen and Little Sister Safiyyah are matched through our College Bigs mentoring program with St. Joseph's University and Gompers Elementary School. Through this program, Bigs visit...

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Dan & Liam

In 2011, Jeanette Turnier enrolled her grandchildren, Liam and Fallon, to be matched with a Big Brother and Big Sister. "I had heard good things about the organization," Jeanette recalled. "Since...

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Raven & Avalyn

Big Sister Marie and Little Sister Raven are the 2017 Female Match of the year. They received their award at the first ever Building BIG Awards, which where held at the Electric Factory in...

Inspiration Story

Michael & Tylik

Big Brother Michael and Little Brother Tylik are an alumni match that met through our College Bigs program at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, the pair was interviewed about their match, and...

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Roxiann & Travis

Growing up, Big Sister Roxiann had an amazing stepmother who helped her realize how important it was to have a role model in her life. Knowing how much that relationship meant to her, Roxiann decided...

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Justin & Michael

Big Brother Mike and Little Brother Justin are the 2017 Male Match of the year. They received their award at the first ever Building BIG Awards, which where held at the Electric Factory in...

Inspiration Story

Christopher & Sheil

In the summer of 2011, an eight-year-old boy from Philadelphia named Christopher gained the attention of the local news as he continued to wait to be matched with a Big Brother. Christopher's mother,...

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April & Brianna

TEAM Vanguard Powered by Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA is a unique mentoring program in which Vanguard employees serve as mentors to 48 eleventh and twelfth grade students at Mariana...

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Rob & Antonio

Big Brother Rob and Little Brother Antonio were matched in Chester County in March 2009. From the beginning, the two have loved spending time together and have tried to make every moment a memorable...

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Melissa & Amber

For Big Sister Melissa, volunteering has always been a part of life. When she started working full-time after college and researched different options and opportunities, she found that becoming a Big...