About Us

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn't do any of it without you.

Changing perspectives. Changing lives.

Big Brothers Big Sister of the Lowcountry (BBBSL) was founded in February 2019 and opened doors in April 2019.  Operating as an independent 501(c)(3) with its own local Board of Directors, BBBSL serves Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties in South Carolina.  Prior to gaining independence, BBBSL was a program of Carolina Youth Development Center for several decades.  

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry believes that inherent in every child is incredible potential. We create and support meaningful matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages seven (7) through high school graduation throughout our Tri-county region. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. 


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


We believe all youth can achieve their full potential.

Justice Equity Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Commitment

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry (BBBSL) recognizes, affirms, and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all of our stakeholders, including youth, families, donors,volunteers, and staff. We are committed to providing opportunities for all voices and perspectives to be heard and honored. Every young person in our community— regardless of ability, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender identity and expression, race, or sexual orientation—should have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the power to change a child's future for the better.