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.


Thank you for voting us Simply the Best Community Services! We are honored and grateful for your support of our mission. With your help, we will continue to create positive mentoring friendships that ignite the power and promise of youth.


Joe Holston and fellow Board Member Brian Lorenz set a goal to raise $144,000 with a 144-hole single-day Golf Fore Kids’ Sake challenge! They completed their challenge on September 14, 2022. Joe and Brian will complete their challenge at Manda Golf Club. They are raising funds to recruit mentors for the kids on our waiting list. Will you give one child a caring friend to empower their future?

Back to School Block Party

September 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at our office (1519 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA)

You’re Invited! Littles, families, volunteers and our Harrisburg-area communities are invited to our back to school celebration and resource fair.

  • FREE School Supplies
  • FREE Backpacks
  • FREE Books
  • FREE Hair Cut Vouchers
  • Family Resource Fair
  • Kids Games & Activities

Multiple community resources will be available to help you and your family prepare for the new school year.

OVER THE EDGE. October 14, 2022

Do you dare look down? Our one and only rooftop rappelling adventure is open for early registration!

Early Registration Fee Discounts:
February 1-28, use discount Early25 to get a $25 registration fee.
March 1st – April 30th, use discount code OTE40 to get a $40 registration fee.

Raise funds to defend the potential of children in your community and rappel from the roof in this breath-taking adventure.

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 ongoing 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.

Our staff are available via phone (717) 236-0199 and in the office by appointment.

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 !