100 River Rock Drive,
Suite 104, Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 873-5833  
  807 W. State St. (C/O The United Way)
Olean, New York 14760
(716) 806-1101  |  fax: (716) 873.6350   |   info@beafriend.org

Our Mission

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the largest provider of one-to-one youth mentoring services in the United States. Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. In Western New York, we have been matching caring adults with local children for 45+ years and have impacted the lives of over 11,000 youth. These quality relationships are built on friendship and trust, and proven to be a significant positive influence in the life of the child, and the volunteer. Learn More

Latest News

Celebrating 50 Years of Mentoring

February 9, 2021

The Be-A-Friend Program, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier (BBBS) was founded in 1971. In 2021, BBBS will celebrate 50 years of providing one-to-one mentoring to a total of over 12,500 children facing adversity in the community.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary, BBBS will share stories of our past, present and future from the people who have helped make it possible. Look for more information to come on ways you can join us in celebrating 50 Years! Connect with us on social media @BBBSENST for the latest news.