Our Mission

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Our Vision

All youth achieve their full potential.

As a nonprofit whose core mission is to defend potential through one-to-one interactions, the COVID-19 crisis is pushing us to make difficult decisions, such as canceling crucial fundraising events that represent a significant portion of our annual budget. In the midst of challenges, we see opportunities to make a big impact.

  • Our staff is working remotely to ensure all of our matches receive the support they need during this difficult transition.
  • Our Bigs are providing critical emotional support to their Littles during this time of adversity, especially as they are missing the social interactions they would normally have at school.
  • We are directly connecting with families in underserved communities and helping to provide essential services, such as information on health resources and hot meals through our local partnerships.

Our mission is more critical than ever, and we still need your support to continue offering our life-changing programs. Know that your funds will be used responsibly as we serve 1,500 youth and their families during this time of need.

Our leadership team will evaluate the COVID-19 situation on a daily basis, and you can stay up to date by following our social media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. When this is all over, with your help, we are going to bounce back and make our agency #BiggerTogether.

Thank you for believing in us and the children we serve!


Bowl for Kids’ Sake
It’s not about bowling, it’s about helping kids!

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we are postponing our remaining Bowl For Kids' Sake events in March. While our events are postponed, our mission continues. Please consider donating toward this great event today and check back after April 6th for more information.

For more information, please contact 732.444.3539 or email info@mentornj.org.
The Game Changer
A Virtual Support Opportunity

The 2nd Annual Game Changer event has been canceled due to the current crisis. However, mentoring relationships are more important than ever. Please help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 to assure that our life-changing programs continue to thrive in 2020 and beyond.

For more information, please contact 732.544.2224 or email info@mentornj.org.

Recent News

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March 2020

A Letter from Karen Bottari, Big Sister of the Year, Our Mission Continues, Mentoring Saves Lives, Healthy Eating Workshop, and more…

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February 2020

A Letter from Andrew Mahnken, Big Brother of the Year, Congratulations to our Bigs of the Year, Thank You to The Heldrich Hotel, CDC Recommends BBBS, and more…

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You can directly support local youth facing adversity by contributing to create a match between a caring adult and a child in need of a friend and role model.

With your help, we can make a positive impact on a child’s life and future through one-to-one mentoring.

Our 2020 Mission Partners

Mission Maker

The Morris & Clara Weshnak Family Foundation

Vision Maker

Mentor Maker