Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado

A nonprofit organization

Reimagine what it would be like if every young person in Colorado graduated from high school with a plan for their future and a mentor who has impacted them for a lifetime. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is setting a course for a Brave Path to a Big Future through the power of mentorship.


“If it wasn’t for this program, a bond like mine and Laura’s would not have existed. Laura, my Big Sister, believed in me and truly empowered me to achieve my goals and reach my potential. With the countless struggles I encountered, I can proudly say I am a first generation graduate. My name is Deysi Macias, and I can finally say, I did it!” – Deysi Macias, Alumni Little

“I’d probably be in prison right now if it weren’t for having that relationship with my Big.” – Robert Franklin, Alumni Little

“Debbie had a very big impact on me. She would tell me that I could go to college and do whatever I wanted, no matter what. That was instrumental to me.” – Tonya Howard, Alumni Little

“Mike would listen to me and respond with empathy, and that changed my life profoundly.” – Javon, Alumni Little and BBBSC Program Staff

"When I was 12, it was a whole different story. I felt like my life wasn't going to go anywhere. Big Brothers Big Sisters just helped shed light on 'You're more than your circumstances. You're more than your mental health. You can overcome all of this.'" – Little Xavier

“We’ve seen firsthand how the power of mentorship can not only change the life of a young person but impact an entire community, a whole generation, by breaking societal barriers, closing opportunity gaps and overcoming adversities embedded in communities nationwide.” – Artis Stevens, president and CEO of BBBSA

“This program is really important to me. I really love my Big Sister Kim. I have known her, basically my growing up life. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is one of the best opportunities I got to be a part of.” – Little Annabelle 

“My Big is someone that makes me laugh, listens to what is going on in my life and gives me extra support when I need it.” – Little Temoc 


The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Background Statement

Since 1918, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As part of the nation's largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages nine through young adulthood in Colorado. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

The organization was established as Big Brothers of Denver in 1918 to provide guidance to boys who were increasingly engaging in lawless behavior during World War I. In 1969, Big Sisters of Colorado was formed to address the growing needs for girls in the late sixties. The two organizations merged in 1996 and became Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado. In 2001, the organization joined with Big Brothers Big Sisters-Pikes Peak and now operates two offices, one in Denver and one in Colorado Springs.

Organization Data


Organization name

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado

other names

BBBSC, Big Brothers of Denver, Big Sisters of Colorado, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Colorado

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Youth Development


750 W. Hampden Ave. Ste 450
Englewood, CO 80110


111 S Tejon St Ste 302
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Service areas

Arapahoe County, CO, US

El Paso County, CO, US





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