BBBS Logo Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County
915 N. Michigan Ave.
Howell, MI 48843

phone: 517-546-1140
fax: 517-546-0092


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County has been providing children with mentors since 1980. Our service is based on a One-To-One relationship between a volunteer and a child in need of a friend.

Volunteers serve as friends, mentors, and role models, helping children (who are primarily from single-parent homes) gain greater self-confidence. “Bigs” encourage “Littles” to realize their potential and see themselves as having happy and successful futures.

The Search Institute, a national research firm, conducted a study examining the effect of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring on youth and found that, compared to their peers, Little Brothers and Little Sisters who met with their Bigs regularly were:

  • 46% less likely to start using drugs
  • 27% less likely to start drinking
  • 52% less likely to skip a day of school
  • 37% less likely to skip a class
  • 1/3 less likely to hit someone
  • More trusting of their parents/ guardians
  • Less likely to lie
  • Felt more supported and less criticized by their peers and friends

Last year we were able to impact 482 children through mentoring; changing their lives for the better - forever.

The menu on the left side of this page will direct you to more information about us, what we do, and how we do it (including our Mentoring Activities).

News and Events

Celeste and August

After 12 years, our oldest Big Sister Little Sister match is closing today, June 6th. Little Sister August is grown up and turning 18. It's wonderful to have know them for so many years and heart warming knowing that they will be forever friends. Enjoy with us Celeste and August through the years.



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Big Brother Doug and Little Ben participated in the funny photo contest.

Big Sister Ruthann and Little Sister ShyLinn are a great match in Lunch Buddies!







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