Welcome to Big Brothers Big Sisters
of the Capital Region, PA
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:
- Higher Aspirations, Greater Confidence, and Better Relationships
- Avoidance of Risky Behaviors
- Educational Success
Look what you’ve started
Bowl For Kids’ Sake season is upon us once again! Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region’s largest fundraiser will be here before we know it and we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to participate! We hope that everyone who supports Big Brother Big Sisters throughout Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon and Perry Counties will Start Something in 2014 by participating in Bowl For Kids’ Sake. To learn more click here.
Congratulations to Big Brother Gareth Pahowka for being nominated as the 2014 Pennsylvania Big Brother of the Year! Gareth was nominated by his Match Support Specialist, Stephanie Alsvan and named the 2014 Big Brother of the Capital Region. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region then sent his nomination to the State Association of Pennsylvania who selected Gareth as the 2014 Big Brother of the Year of Pennsylvania. Gareth has been a Big Brother to Derek for the last six years and a consistent presence at Match Activities and Fundraising events such as Bowl For Kids’ Sake!
Congratulations to Big Sister Amy Bischof for being nominated as the 2014 Pennsylvania Big Sister of the Year! Amy was nominated by her Match Support Specialist, Carol Thabateh and named the 2014 Big Sister of the Capital Region. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region then sent her nomination to the State Association of Pennsylvania who selected Amy as the 2014 Big Sister of the Year of Pennsylvania. Amy has been a Big Sister to Dy’Mond for the last four and a half years and a consistent presence at Match Activities and Fundraising events such as Bowl For Kids’ Sake! Amy and Dy’Mond participated in the photo shoot for our new website in 2012 and can be seen in almost all of our marketing materials.
January is National Mentoring Month and we want to thank all of our Bigs that help us carry out our mission to help children facing adversity by providing them strong and enduring one-to-one mentoring! See what it means to our Littles waiting to be matched here.
Studies find our Littles improve in school, their behavior and their self-esteem. While our Bigs are ordinary people in regular professions, alumni Littles tell us that to them, their Bigs were and always will be real-life superstars.