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Charity Overview

BBBS of NYC is the founding agency of the youth mentoring movement.  Since 1904, their mission has been to give all children in NYC who face adversity an opportunity to experience a strong, enduring, supported mentoring relationship with adults that will help change their lives for the better.

Currently 508,503 children are living at or below the poverty level in NYC.  43% of children in NYC are from single-parent families.

Every year, BBBS of NYC connects more than 5,000 of these kids with a “Big” who can help them believe that their present situation doesn’t have to be their future.