Campus Center Lobby (UAlbany)
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region helps children reach their potential by providing them with one-to-one mentoring relationships with community volunteers. Our volunteers (Bigs) share time, encouragement and experiences that brighten children's futures as well as their days.
Special Programs: Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program
Research shows that 70 percent of children of incarcerated parents will themselves at some point be incarcerated – unless they have positive adult intervention. That is why mentoring children of prisoners is a key component of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ goal to reach more kids, especially those who may face significant risk factors.