Community Partners

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas


How Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas impacts San Antonio's shared Community Vision

Youth today are growing up without the support and guidance they need to be successful. Without access to positive, caring adults as role models, they too often fall prey to dysfunctional environmental cycles of poverty, delinquency, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, failure and incarceration. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring model is an evidence-based approach to addressing positive youth outcomes, and is one of the strategies identified by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as a means to prevent juvenile delinquency. The program provides mentoring for youth and training for parents. Each child is paired one to one with a volunteer “Big,” who is supported by agency staff. The ultimate goal of the program is for each youth to attain a living wage job by the age of 26.

Community Results Impacted

Systemic Inequities Impacted

  • Education (College Access and College Completion)
  • Small Business and Nonprofit Support
  • Workforce Development

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas serves:

  • Geographic Area
    Regionally: Including Bexar County and/or City of San Antonio
  • City Council District
    All 10 City Council Districts
  • Demographic Focus
    Gender Identity
    Formal Education Attainment Level

Economic Impact:

$2,711,615 in revenue

Fiscal Year 2019

Coalitions and Collaborations:

  • Destination College
  • Excel Beyond the Bell
  • Ready Kid SA
  • SA College Access Network
  • San Antonio Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collaborative
  • The Commission on Collaborative Strategies to Prevent, Combat, and Respond to Domestic Violence
  • The Nonprofit Council