Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe is excited to announce that effective November 1, 2019, we will be merging with Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County.  We re pleased to announce our new name, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Sierra.   This merger will enable us to better serve the children in our communities by utilizing our combined resources to provide higher quality services more efficiently.

We want to first thank you for your commitment to “defending the potential” of the Littles in our community.  Your partnership has been appreciated and your commitment is making a difference in lives of the children we serve.   It is our sincere hope that we can maintain and improve the integrity of our community programs and we are counting on your support.

BBBS greatly appreciates your understanding and patience as we make this transition and we are confident that it will mean additional support for the children in our community.  We encourage you to give Amber Henrichs, the Associate Director in charge of all programs, a call at 530.626.1222 should you have any questions.  Again, thank you for your commitment to our youth.

Upcoming events…

Make our Littles’ wishes come true through our Wishing Tree

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In an effort to spread some holiday cheer, every holiday season we have a Little Wishing display at Mountain Hardware in Truckee Nov 25-Dec 15 and Tess’ Kitchen in Grass Valley Nov 19- Dec 15th. Each tree includes wish lists for the holidays from our Little Brothers and Little Sisters in each area.

What happens to your donated gift(s)?

Gifts will be hand delivered to each child this year!

  • Bowl for Kids Sake Grass Valley March 28, 2020
  • Gold County Bike Challenge June 13, 2019



To create and support one to one relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Vision – All children achieve their full potential.

2018 Annual Report 


Potential lives within every kid. Yet, more than 8.5 million kids are still in need of someone who will stand in their corner. So, we’ve sharpened our focus. Reimagined how we do things. Modernized how we look and talk.

We are the new Big Brothers Big Sisters. We are here to defend every kid’s potential. We are ready to build the biggest possible future, together.

Our agency has a new look, check out the video…


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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