African-American Mentoring

All kids need someone to relate to. This program pairs African-American children with African-American mentors who provide additional support and help them see they can achieve anything they want to in life.

Mentoring Brothers
"Mentoring Brothers in Action" is a partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters and the nation’s three largest African American fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, and Omega Psi Phi, to engage more African American men in fraternal, social, faith-based, and professional organizations to get involved in one-to-one mentoring to change the odds for African American boys. The Fraternity Collaborative has partnered with a number of Big Brothers Big Sisters local agencies to host “friend raisers,” barbershop recruiting drives, Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraisers, and other efforts that have been successful in engaging more African-American men in long-term, professionally supported, outcomes-focused mentoring.

Fraternities Making a Pledge
Big Brothers Big Sisters is fortunate to have the devoted support of three major African-American fraternities. Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, and Omega Psi Phi have each developed successful initiatives within their brotherhood to get more men involved as both volunteers and donors.

Are you ready to be a positive influence on a child by becoming a volunteer?