March 17, 2018, Bowl For Kids Sake, Shamrock Bowl.  Leprechauns!!  Find the pins at the end of the bowling alley…sign up

Come join us for our signature Bowl For Kids’ Sake event or donate today if you cannot make it! This is a bowl-a-thon and party to benefit at-risk children in our community. Support the cause and sign up to be a lane sponsor today!

May 12, 2018 marks the 20th year Rick Kalb, founder of the ride has been involved, a special year to honor him for his dedication to BBBS

We are offering two rides again this year – The Nugget,a 29 mile adventure ride and a The Motherload, 49 mile challenge ride and even a run! Registration opens Jan 12th, 2018

Be a part of  something BIG!

IMPORTANT: The BBBS mailing address has changed. We still serve the same communities, but our new mailing address is: P.O. Box 393, Truckee, CA 96160.


Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.


All children achieve success in life.


By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Educational success


In real life, who do you turn to?
9 million kids in America are growing up without an answer to this question. They make everyday choices that lead up to life’s big decisions without enough guidance and support – the kind most of us count on. Every kid should have someone to turn to. Join the movement, Mentor IN REAL LIFE.

Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in our program, were:

  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
  • 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
  • 52% less likely to skip school
  • 37% less likely to skip a class
  • 33% less likely to hit someone

They also found that the Littles were more confident of their performance in schoolwork and getting along better with their families.


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The impact of mentoring

We at Big Brothers Big Sisters have so much to be thankful for: our community, our Bigs and our DONORS! It takes a community to help kids feel safe and secure; helping them feel a part of our community and giving them a sense of belonging. You help give that sense of belonging when you support the mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

It costs $100 a month to maintain one match, so a monthly donation of any amount helps to support the work of mentoring in our community. And making donations through our PayPal account is easy and secure.

Quotes from the children we serve:
“My Big Brother really listens to me”
“I get to do stuff that I never did before”
“My Big just makes me feel better when I’m around him”

These are just a few of the comments our staff receive from our Little Brothers, Little Sisters and Little Pals.

60% of the children we serve come from single parent households, whether through divorce, a death of a parent or due to incarceration or abuse. It can be heartbreaking.

Match Advantage Program

Thank you Woodward Tahoe for your partnership in giving our matches two-for-one admissions. What a great way to spend some time together. Check it out


If you are local business that would like to participate in our match advantage program, download this form to give our matches a discount at your business. Thank you for giving back!

Thank you to our major sponsors

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