Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii helps match and monitor qualified volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”) on Oahu, Maui, and Kauai, providing one-to-one mentoring for over 600 keiki across our state
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the country, serving more than 280,000 youth annually and over three million since its inception in 1904. Since 1963, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu, an affiliate of BBBSA, has been helping children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable impact. Since 1968, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui, also an affilitate of BBBSA, has served the children of Maui County through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable impact. In 2007, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu expanded to serve the island of Kauai. In April 2012, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu expanded to serve the island of Hawaii. On July 1, 2012, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu, of Maui, of Kauai, and of Hawaii Island will become unified as Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, poised and ready to serve more children facing adversity throughout our state with one-to-one mentoring.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii serves more than 600 youth annually on the islands of Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii and Maui. The number of youth in need continues to grow and BBBS Hawaii is committed to responding to the urgent needs.

Mission: Our mission is to help children reach their full potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with positive, measurable impact.

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Do you want to do more for your Little during these uncertain times but don’t know how? Consider trying MentorHub, an ap...
09/04/2020

Do you want to do more for your Little during these uncertain times but don’t know how? Consider trying MentorHub, an app designed to help Bigs help Littles! Based on the idea of supportive accountability, MentorHub allows Bigs to track their Littles progress in our integrated mentor app and program dashboard as they engage with evidence-based learning, wellness, and mental health apps. We hope to make it easier and more convenient to facilitate positive change for our keiki, especially when isolation is at its highest.

Click on the link in our bio to learn more about MentorHub and to watch a short video. Parents, Bigs, and Littles 14 years and older, contact your case manager if you’d like to know more and/or participate! #MentorHub #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs #mentor #volunteer

@foodlandhi’s #GiveAloha 2020 Campaign starts TODAY, September 1st, and runs through September 30th. Use your Maka’i car...
09/01/2020

@foodlandhi’s #GiveAloha 2020 Campaign starts TODAY, September 1st, and runs through September 30th. Use your Maka’i card at checkout at all Foodland, Sack N Save, and Foodland Farms stores statewide and chose Big Brothers Big Sisters using the codes below. Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will even match a portion of each donation! Take advantage of this convenient and quick way to support to BBBSH 💚 #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs

Use your island’s code below:
Maui: 77017
O’ahu: 77158

Mahalo Stavros Niarchos Foundation for your support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i and BBBSA agencies across the co...
08/26/2020

Mahalo Stavros Niarchos Foundation for your support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i and BBBSA agencies across the country! Your partnership and donation is allowing us to #KeepKidsConnected during the pandemic.

Click on the link below to check out our featured match, Big Sister Sara, Little Sister Aries, and Case-Manager Erin of BBBS of Kaua‘i!

As the world adapts to a summer and fall full of new challenges, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America remains committed to creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth, now, and long after this crisis ends.

Read how at: https://b.snf.org/2Yx8GCX
Photo by BBBSA

Happy #MatchMonday! Welcoming our newest match to the BBBSH Ohana, Little Sister Tatiana and Big Sister Lauren. These tw...
08/25/2020

Happy #MatchMonday! Welcoming our newest match to the BBBSH Ohana, Little Sister Tatiana and Big Sister Lauren. These two were matched just before the new order was announced and were able to meet in person! They will be starting virtual meetups soon but can’t wait to get their nails done 💅, go to the beach 🏝, and have a dance party 👯‍♀️ once they can meet in person again. #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs #mentor #volunteer

MAHALO to The Awesome Foundation Oahu for their awesome grant to help our awesome kids and awesome mentors! We could all...
08/24/2020

MAHALO to The Awesome Foundation Oahu for their awesome grant to help our awesome kids and awesome mentors! We could all use a little more “awesome” right now! :)

Congratulations to Big Brothers Big Sisters! They are receiving $1000 to conduct virtual mentoring sessions. Awesome Foundation supports staying safe but connected!

📦 New location, same great service! BBBS Hawaii and our BBBS Foundation has moved to a new office location in the Kalihi...
08/01/2020

📦 New location, same great service! BBBS Hawaii and our BBBS Foundation has moved to a new office location in the Kalihi Palama area. While our Foundation office team of two 👯‍♀️ will be there Monday through Friday, the Agency team will continue to work from home with a few of us occasionally visiting the office 👩🏽‍💻👨🏻‍💻

All staff have gone mobile 📲, if you need updated contact information, please click the link in our bio! Mahalo for your continued support and friendship 💚 #supportlocal #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii

This #MatchMonday features Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kauai’s newest match, Big Brother Kyle and Little Brother James 🎉...
07/27/2020

This #MatchMonday features Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kauai’s newest match, Big Brother Kyle and Little Brother James 🎉 James has patiently waited to be matched for six months and we’re thrilled these two are already off to a great start! #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs #mentor #volunteer

Welcoming in the week with a double #MatchMonday 🙌🏾 At the end of June, both Big Brother Carson & Little Brother Alaka’i...
07/14/2020

Welcoming in the week with a double #MatchMonday 🙌🏾 At the end of June, both Big Brother Carson & Little Brother Alaka’i (top photo) and Big Brother Blayne & Little Brother Keahi (bottom photo) were able to be matched and meet in-person! Both matches already have a list of fun outings they can’t wait to go on 🏃🏽🏃🏽‍♂️💨💨

As of June 17, matches are able to meet in-person (all participants must agree) as long as all protective measures are taken. If you missed the memo, be sure to reach out to your Case Manager for all the details⚡️ #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs #mentor #volunteer

The #IgnitethePowerChallenge has been extended to July 31st! If you missed the first week, you can now participate throu...
07/08/2020

The #IgnitethePowerChallenge has been extended to July 31st! If you missed the first week, you can now participate through the end of July. Be sure to tag BBBS Hawaii in your Facebook and Instagram posts and text 26989 to donate $20.20 to support mentoring relationships!

Missed the Summit? We have good news for you! The Summit runs through July 25th. Replays of all guest interviews, includ...
07/08/2020

Missed the Summit? We have good news for you! The Summit runs through July 25th. Replays of all guest interviews, including our own Dennis Brown and Margaret Cadiz, run the final week of July!

It’s DAY SEVEN, the last day of the #IgnitethePowerChallenge! Post a video of yourself groovin’ out and tag BBBS Hawaii ...
07/03/2020

It’s DAY SEVEN, the last day of the #IgnitethePowerChallenge! Post a video of yourself groovin’ out and tag BBBS Hawaii and a friend! Be sure to text “IGNITE” to 26989 to donate $20.20 to reclaim 2020 for our youth! #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs

Mahalo for joining us for the #IgnitethePowerChallenge, we hope you had a blast following along with us for the past week! Huge MAHALO to Mark and Jennifer Martell for leading this challenge with their Little Brother Jayden. Now to rest up and enjoy the holiday weekend!

It’s DAY SIX of the #IgnitethePowerChallenge! Post a video of yourself doing push-ups and tag BBBS Hawaii and a friend! ...
07/02/2020

It’s DAY SIX of the #IgnitethePowerChallenge! Post a video of yourself doing push-ups and tag BBBS Hawaii and a friend! Be sure to text “IGNITE” to 26989 to donate $20.20 to reclaim 2020 for our youth! #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii's cover photo
07/01/2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii's cover photo

It’s DAY FIVE of the #IgnitethePowerChallenge! Post a video of yourself walking like a crab and tag BBBS Hawaii and a fr...
07/01/2020

It’s DAY FIVE of the #IgnitethePowerChallenge! Post a video of yourself walking like a crab and tag BBBS Hawaii and a friend! Be sure to text “IGNITE” to 26989 to donate $20.20 to reclaim 2020 for our youth! #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs

06/30/2020
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There's still time! Join us on day 4 of the #IgnitethePowerChallenge!

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii and post a video of you and your partner doing the excerise! Use hashtags #Ignitethepowerchallenge #keepkidsconnected #biggertogether

You’re over half way done, it’s DAY FOUR of the #IgnitethePowerChallenge! Post a video of your circuit training exercise...
06/30/2020

You’re over half way done, it’s DAY FOUR of the #IgnitethePowerChallenge! Post a video of your circuit training exercises and tag BBBS Hawaii and a friend! Be sure to text “IGNITE” to 26989 to donate $20.20 to reclaim 2020 for our youth! #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs

Need some parenting help? Inspired Parent Summit for Single Parents is a FREE audio interview series. 20 parenting exper...
06/29/2020

Need some parenting help? Inspired Parent Summit for Single Parents is a FREE audio interview series. 20 parenting experts are here to help you - including our very own President/CEO Dennis Brown and Program Coordinator Margaret Cadiz! Save your seat to this virtual event today. Join FREE here: https://inspiredparentcoach.com/IPS3-BBBS

#inspiredparentsummitforsingleparents #singleparenting #singleparentsupport #singleparentsuccess #singleparentstrength

It’s DAY THREE of the #IgnitethePowerChallenge! Post a video of yourself holding a plank and tag BBBS Hawaii and a frien...
06/29/2020

It’s DAY THREE of the #IgnitethePowerChallenge! Post a video of yourself holding a plank and tag BBBS Hawaii and a friend! Be sure to text “IGNITE” to 26989 to donate $20.20 to reclaim 2020 for our youth! #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs

It’s DAY TWO of the #IgnitethePowerChallenge! Post a video of yourself doing jumping jacks and tag BBBS Hawaii and a fri...
06/28/2020

It’s DAY TWO of the #IgnitethePowerChallenge! Post a video of yourself doing jumping jacks and tag BBBS Hawaii and a friend! Be sure to text “IGNITE” to 26989 to donate $20.20 to reclaim 2020 for our youth! #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs

Welcome to DAY ONE of the #IgnitethePowerChallenge! Post a video of yourself doing jumping squats and tag BBBS Hawaii an...
06/27/2020

Welcome to DAY ONE of the #IgnitethePowerChallenge! Post a video of yourself doing jumping squats and tag BBBS Hawaii and a friend! Be sure to text “IGNITE” to 26989 to donate $20.20 to reclaim 2020 for our youth! #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs

‼️#IgnitethePowerChallenge starts tomorrow‼️ Each morning, @bbbshawaii and Gorilla Strong Fitness will post an exercise ...
06/26/2020

‼️#IgnitethePowerChallenge starts tomorrow‼️ Each morning, @bbbshawaii and Gorilla Strong Fitness will post an exercise for you to do with your Little/Big, partner, 🐕, 🐈, 🐠, or just on your own. Post a video doing the exercise and tag us & a friend!
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You can also text “IGNITE” to 26989 to donate $20.20 to support mentoring relationships and reclaim 2020 for our youth! Are you ready?!💪🏽 #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs #mentor #volunteer

At BBBS Hawai’i, we welcome all mentors for all youth! 🌈 Become a Big or enroll your child today by clicking the link in...
06/25/2020

At BBBS Hawai’i, we welcome all mentors for all youth! 🌈 Become a Big or enroll your child today by clicking the link in our bio 🏳️‍🌈 #BigPride #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs #mentor #volunteer #pridemonth

Quarantine had you cleaning? Come and celebrate the reopening of the Nuuanu YMCA and our collection sites! Bring your cl...
06/23/2020

Quarantine had you cleaning? Come and celebrate the reopening of the Nuuanu YMCA and our collection sites! Bring your clothing and small household items to our clothing drive this Saturday from 9a-1p at the Nu'uanu YMCA!

06/20/2020

The past few months have been difficult for many, especially our Littles. Children are facing increased anxiety, stress, fear, and worry, which is why it is more important than ever to support mentoring relationships.

Mentoring relationships ignite the power and potential of our youth. Support our mission in a fun and empowering way. Invite your family and friends to participate!

We are so grateful to our Bigs Jennifer & Mark Martell for leading our fitness challenge and for being such wonderful mentors to their Little Brother Jayden. “We truly enjoy giving back to the community and helping others,” said Jennifer Martell. “I was an elementary teacher for 9 years and love spending time with kids. Mark had an awesome experience being a Big Brother when he was in high school and it was a super impactful experience for his Little Brother and himself.”

Join us for the #IgnitethePowerChallenge!

Text “IGNITE” to 26989. Donate $20.20 to reclaim 2020 for our youth!

#KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs

Feelin’ artsy? 🎨 This past Saturday, BBBSH was honored to have Hilo artist @kristiekosmides virtually teach our matches ...
06/16/2020

Feelin’ artsy? 🎨 This past Saturday, BBBSH was honored to have Hilo artist @kristiekosmides virtually teach our matches how to create a beautiful beach scene 🌊☀️ Kristie is a well-known local artist who has been commissioned to do many pieces around Hawai’i. About 20 matches on Kaua’i, Maui, and O’ahu participated, where each Little and Big were supplied with a canvas, acrylic paints, and brushes to follow Kristie as she did a step-by-step demonstration. All of our matches had a blast creating their artwork, swipe to check them out! ✨ #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs #mentor #volunteer

06/16/2020
Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai’i is thankful for the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (@snforg) and their gene...
06/10/2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai’i is thankful for the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (@snforg) and their generous gift to the @bbbsamerica COVID-19 Response Fund. #SNFGlobalRelief #InThisTogether #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether

06/04/2020
#BigPride

Happy #PrideMonth! Although physical distancing may be keeping us apart, no pandemic can keep our Bigs and Littles from celebrating #BigPride every day. #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii

HUGE mahalo to Reyn Spooner for providing mask donations to Bigs & Littles and their families during this difficult time...
06/04/2020
Reyn Spooner and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

HUGE mahalo to Reyn Spooner for providing mask donations to Bigs & Littles and their families during this difficult time. Many of our families don't have access to or don't have the means to secure needed masks. These masks are critical for even basic outings to the grocery store, doctor, etc.

Bigs & Littles, once you recieve your Reyn Spooner masks, tag us at @bbbshawaii for a chance to be featured our on Instagram!

Reyn Spooner is proud to partner with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii to provide masks for Bigs and Littles in mentoring relationships. These mentoring relationships protect against the harmful effects of adverse childhood experiences and help young people with childhood trauma. BBBS Hawaii's vo...

FREE eCamp for children of all ages! Literacy Initiative has created a free virtual camp that students can participate i...
06/03/2020
e-Camp

FREE eCamp for children of all ages! Literacy Initiative has created a free virtual camp that students can participate in. They will be hosting virtual sessions from 9am-5pm daily (Monday-Friday). Parents can sign up for specific programs if they are only interested in a couple of the programs. There are five main categories: STEM, The Arts, Let's Get Moving, Reading & Writing, and Influencer-Led programs. Take advantage of this opportunity!

Sessions begin the week of June 8th and end the week of June 29th. All times listed below are in Central Standard Time. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR E-CAMP!

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai’i seeks to bring people together, to value each person and see differences as strengths t...
06/02/2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai’i seeks to bring people together, to value each person and see differences as strengths that make each of us unique. We seek to remove obstacles for all young people by connecting them with a caring mentor who can be in their corner. We will continue to promote love and the value and dignity of every single person. Our heart breaks for the acts of injustice we see every day, however, we will not stop defending, igniting and empowering the potential of our keiki in hope of a bigger and brighter future for all. #BlackLivesMatter #BiggerTogether #NoHateInThe808 #SpreadAloha

Want to support BBBSH but you're short on cash? Designate Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i while shopping on amazonsmile...
06/01/2020
AmazonSmile

Want to support BBBSH but you're short on cash? Designate Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i while shopping on amazonsmile.com and we get 0.5% of your purchase... at no cost to you! #BiggerTogether #KeepKidsConnected #DonateNow

​​What is Amazon Smile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you! When you shop at...

Today’s #MatchMonday is courtesy of 2019 Match of the Year, Big Brother Warren and Little Brother Link. Their outing con...
06/01/2020

Today’s #MatchMonday is courtesy of 2019 Match of the Year, Big Brother Warren and Little Brother Link. Their outing consisted of walking to @lilihabakery and eating delicious pastries 🥐 As of May 22, BBBSH will allow in-person meetings between Bigs and Littles with certain guidelines. For a list of these guidelines, talk to your Case Manager or visit our website at bbbshawaii.org. #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #bbbshawaii #bbbsa #bbbs #mentor #volunteer

BBBS Hawai‘i celebrates, affirms, and supports the involvement of the LGBTQ community. With our work, we strive to creat...
06/01/2020

BBBS Hawai‘i celebrates, affirms, and supports the involvement of the LGBTQ community. With our work, we strive to create a sense of belonging for our LGBTQ mentors and LGBTQ youth. #BigPride

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i is thankful for the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and their generous gift...
05/30/2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i is thankful for the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and their generous gift to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America COVID-19 Response Fund! #SNFGlobalRelief #InThisTogether #KeepKidsConnected

In the second round of funding in our Global Relief Initiative, 25 grants totaling more than $27.7 million focus on responding to urgent community needs across the United States, increasing Greece’s intensive care facilities and COVID-19 testing capacity, and strengthening key health-care services in Europe and Africa.

“This crisis has shown us that people all around the world are bound together by the same threats and challenges,” said SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos. “But it has shown that, if we choose, we can also be bound together by the good we are able to do with, and for, one another. These organizations are providing vital services to meet the immediate needs of the most vulnerable in communities around the globe, and SNF is deeply grateful for their work and for the opportunity to be of help.” Mr. Dracopoulos added, “I would also like to thank our late founder and my great-uncle Stavros Niarchos. Without him there would be no SNF—his foresight in endowing SNF has enabled the Foundation to continue to contribute for a better tomorrow.”

Learn more at https://b.snf.org/2X7Qlwc
#SNFGlobalRelief #InThisTogether

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418 Kuwili Street Suite 106
Honolulu, HI
96817

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu 418 Kuwili St #106 Honolulu, HI 96817 808-521-3811 [email protected] Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui 200 Waimaluhia Lane Wailuku, HI 96793 808-242-9754 [email protected] Kauai Big Brothers Big Sisters 3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy, Suite 1300 PMB 493 Lihue, HI 96766 (808) 855-2900 [email protected] Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Island 808-375-1781

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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+1 808-521-3811

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii serves more than 600 youth annually on the islands of Oahu, Kauai, and Maui. The number of youth in need continues to grow and BBBS Hawaii is committed to responding to the urgent need of our community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i supports children ages 6-16 years old who have faced adversity in their young lives and experienced the loss of a valuable connection. Our youth-centered program helps children to create goals that mentors can help them achieve. Each child and mentor is connected with one of our staff who provides ongoing coaching for the youth, training for the volunteer and resources for the family. We partner with the parent/guardian, child and mentor to ensure that the social and emotional needs of youth are being met and that every child has an opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Gina and I played 8 ball on game pigeon last night! It was fun! We are also going to hold each other accountable and do exercises. Will try FaceTime while doing our exercises together!
I have a friend who will match DOLLAR for DOLLAR every gift to my Big Brothers Big Sisters Campaign. BBBS is a great organization and I love my little sister Gina with all of my heart. My goal is $1500 but with my friend’s offer I could blow that out of the water and raise some serious money for this incredible organization!!! I have a short window with this generous offer. Every gift will be matched until Wednesday at 11:59 pm August 7, 2019. I am begging you my friends to please make a donation to support BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS! Click the link below to participate…..and thanks to those that have already donated! https://www.giveffect.com/participants/135911-joey-staggs Love, Joey and Gina
Been calling for the last few hours. Since I cannot get ahold of you folks via telephone, I am posting here as a last resort. We have donated many times over the years (not that it matters), but this is the 2nd time we have received a conformation phone call for pick up the following day, but no one shows up. I understand I am not dealing with a business, but no matter the situation (last time it was no driver, etc.), if no one is coming, please have the common courtesy to call and let people know!!! Our situation is such that it is best if someone is home during the pickup. Bags and items are labeled but cars need to be moved so items are visible, and so they don't get wet we put items on a table and set up a pop-up tent. This is the 2nd time we have WASTED our time scheduling our lives, waiting past 5pm and no one shows up. It is a high theft area and we can't leave everything out overnight. Is someone coming? Are you guys rescheduling? Should we just throw this stuff away? Anyone out there?!? 😡