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.


No gift is too small. No dream for the future is too BIG!

For over 40 years, we have helped thousands of young people as they build community, grow their confidence, and learn lessons from their mentors that will last a lifetime.

With your generous support today, we can reach so many more young people and empower their potential in 2024 and the years ahead. Together, we can create an even bigger, more powerful mentorship program and ensure that every young person reaches their full potential!

Many Big Brothers Big Sisters alumni wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the life-changing impact of mentorship if it weren’t for supporters like you.

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HBCU FAIR: February 15

Historically Black Colleges & Universities Fair

High School students in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon & Perry Counties are invited to attend the Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Fair hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region (BBBSCR) and the Zeta Theta Lambda chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

The HBCU Fair will take place on February 15th from 9:30am-2:30pm at the WITF building (4801 Lindle Road, Harrisburg).

Individually attending students may arrive at any time. Schools with multiple students attending must schedule a 2-hour time slot for arrival/departure with Ayesha Spradley (aspradley@capbigs.org).


Multiple Dates in March & April.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a fun and easy way for you and your company, friends, or family to support the life-changing work of Big Brothers Big Sisters. If you care about kids and can spare an hour to have fun, then Bowl for Kids’ Sake is for you!

Questions about participating, sponsoring or volunteering? Email: events@capbigs.org


Make a Donation! Thank you for supporting hundreds of kids in the Capital Region.

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.

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 !