Welcome to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region

Our mission: Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Our vision: All youth achieve their full potential.

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, educational success, and better relationships while avoiding risk-taking behaviors.

40th Anniversary Brunch

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region to celebrate the accomplishments and dedication of our incredible community, Bigs and families. Learn how you can ignite the power and promise of youth with our roadmap to the future.

Do you dare look down? We challenge you to descend 21-stories to Defend Potential on (NEW DATE) Thursday, October 28th. Raise funds to defend the potential of children in your community and rappel from the roof in this breath-taking adventure.

We have lots of sponsorship opportunities, including the popular “Toss Your Boss” sponsorship and our “Bigs in Blue” sponsorship, bringing attention to our Bigs in Blue program (law enforcement officers mentor students from the communities they protect and serve).

Go BIG for Kids’ Sake 2021 Challenge. REGISTER NOW!

Each of us has the power to defend potential, and that’s what we do for children in our program. Take the “GO BIG” Challenge and join us for our Virtual 5K sponsored by Belco or pick your own activity or challenge and bowl/run/hike/swim/dance/crochet FOR KIDS’ SAKE.


BBBSCR Board Members Joe Holston and Brian Lorenz completed a 126-Hole Golf Fore Kids’ Sake Challenge on June 2nd at Manada Golf Club. They were joined by Patrick Killiany and Craig Kreider, from Giant, who completed a joint relay challenge of 72 holes.

“The time to come together, and make a bigger impact, is now. Our youth are dealing with loneliness, anxiety and isolation, and they rely on their Bigs for friendship, guidance and emotional support. We’re able to continue matching youth with caring mentors thanks to our community and individuals like Joe, Brian, Patrick and Craig,” says Rote.

There’s still time to make a donation. We invite you to support our Board Member’s efforts and go bigger, together.

Middle and High School Students are invited to attend. REGISTER HERE

Agency Response to COVID-19:

This information will be updated regularly.


First and foremost, we are a resource for you.

Bigs, Littles & families: If you, at any point, are experiencing issues due to the coronavirus impact and need support or guidance on next steps, or want to make sure you’re doing the right thing, please CONTACT US.

We are always open to a conversation, and if we can’t help, we will put you in contact with someone who can.

(717) 236-0199 – info@capbigs.org

Schedule Changes

As we monitor the impact of COVID-19 in our community, our top priority is the health and safety of all our matches, families, volunteers, community partners and staff.


  • BBBSCR staff are working remotely.
  • BBBSCR offices are closed to visitors but staff is available to answer questions via phone and email.
  • Please contact your Match Coach with any questions. (717) 236-0199

Match Update

COVID-19 Ongoing Monitoring

BBBS is actively monitoring communication from the CDC and PA Dept. of Health regarding COVID-19. We take the health and safety of all our matches, families, volunteers and community partners very seriously and welcome your questions or calls regarding our event activities or the status of COVID-19 in our community. As we continue to monitor the situation, we will evaluate our upcoming events and match activities. We will post updates on our website and on our Facebook account. If you have any questions, please email info@capbigs.org or call (717) 236-0199.

Children & Youth Grant Matches – Match Meeting Log

Children & Youth Grant Matches ONLY: Please fill out the Match Meeting Log for EACH match activity you enjoy with your Little to meet funding requirements for Dauphin County. We appreciate your time as a Big and your partnership with us here at BBBSCR !