About BBBSU

Our Mission

Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Our Vision

Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential.

Every child has the innate ability to achieve great success. With our mission and vision, we are working together to build a brighter future for all the kids in our community.

Last year, we had 1,309 kids enrolled in our three programs: 661 in community-based mentoring, 374 in site-based mentoring, and 274 in mentor2.0. Of these 1,309 children across the state of Utah, 80 percent live in poverty, 66 percent are kids of color, 48 percent live in a single-parent household, and 10% have an incarcerated parent. They range in age from elementary to high school — 42 percent are in elementary, 16 percent are in middle school, and the other 42 percent are in high school. No matter the challenge or situation, all kids have the capacity to go on to lead healthy, successful lives. With another mentor on their side, Littles are more likely to latch onto this sentiment and go on to be something great!

Become A Mentor

We are looking to find as many responsible adult mentors as possible. The simple interaction between a Big and Little leaves a profound impact, and the more mentors we have in our programs, the more children we can support. To start empowering our youth’s potential, learn more about how to become a Big, right now!

Our Staff

Our Matches are not alone: our team of amazing professionals is there to assist each match every step of the way.. From extensive interviews with prospective volunteers to monthly calls with our Bigs and Littles, our staff exists to support healthy one-to-one mentoring relationships.