Big Brothers Big Sisters is a life changing preventive program that ultimately reduces the need for possible future juvenile justice and school disciplinary intervention when the child is older and/or becomes an adult. There will always be a need for mentoring services as the number of single parents continues to grow within the county however, for those Littles that participate in the program the need for future intervention is greatly reduced.
Sue Sedivec - CEO
Patti Trustan - Executive Assistant
Darcy Hackett - Program Director
Amanda DeMauro - Community Based Match Support Specialist
Naama Amit - Community Based Enrollment Specialist
Amanda Brunas - School & Site Based Coordinator
Jennifer Statile - School Based Coordinator
Jennifer Barna - Fund Development Director
Tara Lueddeke - Bookkeeper
Above: Our staff and interns at our 2016 Mentoring Works! Gala
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County was founded in 1997 by a group of community volunteers concerned about at-risk youth in Ocean County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County is a not-for-profit youth agency, an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and a certified United Way Agency. The agency is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of volunteers committed to the vision of mission of the agency.
In the history of BBBSOC, all of the Littles in our program have finished high school and continued their educations in college or trade school, often despite considerable odds. Our program is making a difference in Ocean County.
Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:
Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
Avoidance of risky behaviors
We mentor children, ages 5 to 17, throughout Ocean County. We provide Community-Based and School-Based Mentoring Programs.
To learn more about BBBSOC, please call us at 732-505-3400 or click here to send us an email message.
To donate online to support our programs, please use the Donate button below.