TOGETHER,

WE IGNITE POTENTIAL

In a world of causes, we make a difference by creating professionally supported, one-to-one matches for youth who want to realize their full potential.

Through mentoring, we aim to decrease the number of disconnected youth in Orange, Riverside and San Bernadino counties. Empowered youth have the potential to change our world

TOGETHER,

WE IGNITE POTENTIAL

In a world of causes, we make a difference by creating professionally supported, one-to-one matches for youth who want to realize their full potential.

Through mentoring, we aim to decrease the number of disconnected youth in Orange, Riverside and San Bernadino counties. Empowered youth have the potential to change our world

OUR PROGRAMS

Big Brothers Big Sisters delivers one-to-one mentoring to youth facing adversity through four program models. We provide the training, resources and support necessary for each matches to succeed.

TRADITIONAL MENTORING

Volunteer:

Adults age 18 or older

The Experience:

Volunteers are matched with children ages 6 to 16. Matches plan activities twice a month based on their own schedule.

BIG COUPLES

Volunteer:

Two adults age 18 or older in a relationship for 2+ years

The Experience:

Two volunteers are matched with a Little Brother age 6 to 16. Big Couples spend time with the child twice a month together or on their own.

HIGH SCHOOL BIGS

Volunteer:

High school students grades 9 – 11

The Experience:

High school volunteers are matched with elementary school students. Mentoring sessions take place once a week after school at the elementary school for one hour and are led by a Big Brothers Big Sisters program specialist.

WORKPLACE MENTORING

Volunteer:

Corporate employees at a participating Workplace Mentoring company

The Experience:

Employees are matched with high school students and meet once a month at company headquarters. Sessions last 90 minutes and are facilitated by a Big Brothers Big Sisters program specialist.

TRADITIONAL MENTORING

VOLUNTEER:

Adults age 18 or older

THE EXPERIENCE

Volunteers are matched with children ages 6 to 16. Matches plan activities twice a month based on their own schedule.

BIG COUPLES

VOLUNTEER:

Two adults age 18 or older in a relationship for 2+ years

THE EXPERIENCE:

Two volunteers are matched with a Little Brother age 6 to 16. Big Couples spend time with the child twice a month together or on their own.

HIGH SCHOOL BIGS

VOLUNTEER

High school students grades 9 – 11

THE EXPERIENCE

High school volunteers are matched with elementary school students. Mentoring sessions take place once a week after school at the elementary school for one hour and are led by a Big Brothers Big Sisters program specialist.

WORKPLACE MENTORING

VOLUNTEER:

Corporate employees at a participating Workplace Mentoring company

THE EXPERIENCE:

Employees are matched with high school students and meet once a month at company headquarters. Sessions last 90 minutes and are facilitated by a Big Brothers Big Sisters program specialist.

OUR LEADERSHIP

JENNIFER O'FARRELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire, Jennifer spearheads efforts and services to combat human trafficking and prevents vulnerable youth from poverty, abuse and victimization through strategic and systematic one-to-one mentoring. Throughout her career, she has consulted, contracted with and worked for various nonprofits to ensure agency success through innovative and outcome-based measures to increase capacity and quality of programs, curriculum, services and funds.

Her leadership in the region has created pipelines and services for underserved youth to reduce child abuse, break cycles of generational poverty and increase academic attainment. She has served as president of the YWCA, founding member of The Pick Group, appointed board member to the Riverside Public Utilities, board member of San Bernardino City Unified School District’s Making Hope Happen Foundation, and the Parkview Community Hospital Foundation.

OUR LEADERSHIP

JENNIFER O'FARRELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire, Jennifer spearheads efforts and services to combat human trafficking and prevents vulnerable youth from poverty, abuse and victimization through strategic and systematic one-to-one mentoring. Throughout her career, she has consulted, contracted with and worked for various nonprofits to ensure agency success through innovative and outcome-based measures to increase capacity and quality of programs, curriculum, services and funds.

Her leadership in the region has created pipelines and services for underserved youth to reduce child abuse, break cycles of generational poverty and increase academic attainment. She has served as president of the YWCA, founding member of The Pick Group, appointed board member to the Riverside Public Utilities, board member of San Bernardino City Unified School District’s Making Hope Happen Foundation, and the Parkview Community Hospital Foundation.

OUR LEADERSHIP

JENNIFER O'FARRELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire, Jennifer spearheads efforts and services to combat human trafficking and prevents vulnerable youth from poverty, abuse and victimization through strategic and systematic one-to-one mentoring. Throughout her career, she has consulted, contracted with and worked for various nonprofits to ensure agency success through innovative and outcome-based measures to increase capacity and quality of programs, curriculum, services and funds.

Her leadership in the region has created pipelines and services for underserved youth to reduce child abuse, break cycles of generational poverty and increase academic attainment. She has served as president of the YWCA, founding member of The Pick Group, appointed board member to the Riverside Public Utilities, board member of San Bernardino City Unified School District’s Making Hope Happen Foundation, and the Parkview Community Hospital Foundation.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE AND GOVERNING BOARD

Todd Pickup – Board Chair
Navin Narang – Vice Chair
Cary Hyden – Secretary
Erin Boyl – Treasurer
Patty Arvielo
Steve Borowski
Tim Crosson
Peter Desforges
Tom Duddy
Paul Fruchbom
Caroline Siefert-Sabo
Matt Stowe
Jeff Swindell
Henry Walker
Gary Wilson

Tim Andrews
Matt Bailey
Rudy Baldoni
Ellen Bancroft
Kurt Belcher
Phil Berry
Steve Blanc
Dale Camera
Bob Cluck
Brad Coleman
Brian Davis
Nori Ebersole
Chris Flick
Mike Fox
Rob Friedman
Elliot Gordon
Chris Ivey
Scharrell Jackson
Blake Johnson
Guy Johnson
John Lennell
Tracy Miller-Weiner
Dave Moellenhoff
Scott Nelson
Jim Pickell
Chris Reedy
Thomas Reyes
Mark Rutherford
Tim Ryan
Marilyn Stemper
Brian Stevens
Gus Theisen
Kim Thompson

REGIONAL BOARD

Erik Anderson
Andy Bryant
Victor Cisneros
Jim Davenport
Allison Ellingson
Chris Foster
Vince French
Fred Grand
Dr. Jacqueline Gustafson
Kathryn Gutierrez
Eugene Kim
Brent Lee
Jeremiah Lee
Ken Lineberger
Jonathan Mitchell 
Erin Phillips
Dennis Shannon
Matt Stowe
Bobby Tetsch
Gustavo Theisen
Chris Venhoff
David Werner
Mike West
Brett Zour

SOUTHWEST BOARD

Kelly Bell
Rusty Cochran
Robert “Bob” Gedeon
Cyndi Light
Bill Olien
Sonya Sanders
Shawn Sorensen
Kristin Stolte
Robert “Bob” Tyler

ALUMNI BOARD

Bill Chamberlain
Ben Johnson
Kathy Wright
Al Zelinka

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE AND GOVERNING BOARD

Todd Pickup – Board Chair
Navin Narang – Vice Chair
Cary Hyden – Secretary
Erin Boyl – Treasurer
Patty Arvielo
Steve Borowski
Tim Crosson
Peter Desforges
Tom Duddy
Paul Fruchbom
Caroline Siefert-Sabo
Matt Stowe
Jeff Swindell
Henry Walker
Gary Wilson
Tim Andrews
Matt Bailey
Rudy Baldoni
Ellen Bancroft
Kurt Belcher
Phil Berry
Steve Blanc
Dale Camera
Bob Cluck
Brad Coleman
Brian Davis
Nori Ebersole
Chris Flick
Mike Fox
Rob Friedman
Elliot Gordon
Chris Ivey
Scharrell Jackson
Blake Johnson
Guy Johnson
John Lennell
Tracy Miller-Weiner
Dave Moellenhoff
Scott Nelson
Jim Pickell
Chris Reedy
Thomas Reyes
Mark Rutherford
Tim Ryan
Marilyn Stemper
Brian Stevens
Gus Theisen
Kim Thompson

REGIONAL BOARD

Erik Anderson
Andy Bryant
Victor Cisneros
Jim Davenport
Allison Ellingson
Chris Foster
Vince French
Fred Grand
Dr. Jacqueline Gustafson
Kathryn Gutierrez
Eugene Kim
Brent Lee
Jeremiah Lee
Ken Lineberger
Erin Phillips
Dennis Shannon
Matt Stowe
Bobby Tetsch
Gustavo Theisen
Chris Venhoff
David Werner
Mike West
Brett Zour

SOUTHWEST BOARD

Kelly Bell
Rusty Cochran
Robert “Bob” Gedeon
Cyndi Light
Bill Olien
Sonya Sanders
Shawn Sorensen
Kristin Stolte
Robert “Bob” Tyler

ALUMNI BOARD

Bill Chamberlain
Ben Johnson
Kathy Wright
Al Zelinka

OUR FINANCIALS

It’s your money that keeps us going and enables us to start more kids on the right path, so you have every right to know how it is used. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County & the Inland Empire is a 501c3 (tax-exempt) organization.