Connecting youth and those with badges through mentoring

Building bonds with Law Enforcement and other First Responders.

Bigs with Badges is the first national initiative aimed at recruiting local law enforcement to serve as mentors to youth in their local community.

This one-to-one mentoring program connects youth and those with badges in communities throughout the Big Bend, building strong, trusting, and lasting relationships. Bigs with Badges includes those in state and federal law enforcement, along with local sheriff and police departments, fire, forestry, EMS, and corrections.

Statewide Impact

8/12  Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies have partnerships with law enforcement agencies

46  Law enforcement agencies participate in Bigs with Badges program statewide

Youth avoided the Juvenile Justice System
Youth maintained or improved academic performance
Youth showed improved behavior