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Our Impact on Children

Bigs and Littles have fun together — and create memories that last a lifetime. We call it “Little moments … Big magic.” Research points to the powerful, positive, lasting impact Bigs have on children’s lives. Littles are:

  • 52% less likely to skip school
  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
  • More likely to get along with their families and peers

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Recent Videos

"whether you make a big or a small difference, it can be really crucial in a child's life." - Edward, Big Brother, Union County 

My9 News (June 14, 2010) - A moving profile of one of our great matches - Edward and Brandon - and the impact Edward has had on Brandon's life since his father's death in Iraq. 

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Real Life Stories

Joe and AldoBig Brother Joe always encouraged his Little Brother Aldo to strive for academic excellence and to take school more seriously. Throughout high school, Joe stuck by his commitment to inspire and help his Little Brother navigate the challenges, and his efforts paid off handsomely. Today, Aldo is a successful college student.
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BBBS CEO, Carlos Lejnieks, Named to Governor-Elect Christie's Transition Team!

(Dec. 3, 2009, Newark, NJ) - The Transition Team of New Jersey Governor-Elect Christopher J. Christie has announced the appointment of President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties, Carlos Lejnieks, to serve on the Education Sub-Committee.

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BBBS CEO, Carlos Lejnieks, Speaks at Crime Press Conference with Mayor Cory Booker!

Carlos had the opportunity to speak about the power of our work after tragic events in the City of Newark. Mayor Booker asked Carlos to speak about mentoring as one of his central strategies to reduce crime in the city alongside Director of Police, Gary McCarthy, County Prosecutor, Paula Dow, and the Mayor himself. Carlos implored everyone listening to sign up to mentor a child and do what they could to stave the violence through the power of prevention.

 Watch Carlos' remarks here! 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Featured in My9 Report on National Mentoring Month!

BBBS was featured in a news report about National Mentoring Month. The story follows a 'Big' and a 'Little' and the impact that mentoring has on the child's life. The report highlights the importance of mentoring in the city of Newark and the power of organizations like BBBS to improve the life options of children involved.

 Check out this video clip from the event on My9 news! 



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