Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire
Our top priorities are to increase revenue sources by strengthening our circle of individual and corporate donors, expand volunteer recruitment and effectively tell our story. These initiatives support our ability to serve more New Hampshire youth, ages 6-18, through one-to-one mentoring relationships across the state.
The Stiletto Sprint (September), a 40-yard dash in heels in downtown Portsmouth, created in collaboration with our Young Philanthropists for Mentoring (YP4M) group; Annual Pickleball Tournament (July) featuring players from across the Northeast; Thankful Giving Campaign (November – December), an end-of-the-year appeal to honor mentors. BBBSNH also participates in NH Gives in June.
We rely on your support through one-time gifts, monthly donations made through our Impact Circle, corporate partnerships and employee time as volunteers. Every dollar raised supports a mentoring match, expands programming and keeps our programs free of cost to all participants.
Adults 18+ can sign up to be a Big Brother or Big Sister for 4 hours a month with a flexible schedule. The need for male mentors is especially high, as approximately 75% of the youth on our waiting list are boys. We ask for at least a one-year commitment as consistency is key, although matches often choose to stay matched for much longer. As a Big, you get to share in the things you already enjoy doing like, fishing, biking, hiking, playing a sport, cooking, etc. Specialized programs include Mentor 2.0, Bigs in Badges and PRISM (Pride Respect Identity Safety Mentoring).
Board Officers / Board Members
The Granite Group
The Studio Within
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Dahar Law Firm
Stephen Catalano, Ph.D.
Auger Building Company
Orr & Reno
Dr. James Fuller
Bangor Savings Bank
Kent J. Summers
Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative
MIT Venture Mentoring Service
Strafford County Sheriff Office