About Us

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.

Our Staff

Sue Sedivec - CEO
Patti Trustan - Executive Assistant

Naama Amit - Community Based Enrollment Specialist
Marty Cinquemane - Volunteer Coordinator
Amanda DeMauro - Community Based Match Support Specialist
Brandon Rosa - School Based Coordinator
Jennifer Statile - School Based Coordinator
Gabriella Striffolino - Site Based Coordinator
Tara Lueddeke - Bookkeeper

Above: Our staff and interns at our 2016 Mentoring Works! Gala

History

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.

VISION STATEMENT:

Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.

MISSION STATEMENT:

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.

ACCOUNTABILITY STATEMENT:

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

  • Educational success

Our Services

We mentor children, ages 5 to 17, throughout Ocean County. We provide Community-Based and School-Based Mentoring Programs.

  • Community-based Mentoring helps build a cultivating relationship with a child by providing them with skills to manage every day challenges. Through simple friendships, children discover a world of possibilities and opportunities.
  • School-based Mentoring focuses on creating an inviting environment in the child´s school. As the High School Bigs and their Littles´ friendship evolves, they both discover ways to make school and learning fun.
  • Workplace-based Mentoring

 

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.