Big Brothers Big Sisters, Independence Region

  • The Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network. The Independence Region serves over 3,500 children with meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18.
  • Alera Group: Philadelphia (formerly Pentra) has supported Big Brothers Big Sisters through sponsorships and events, and Gordon St.John, Pentra’s Managing Principal serves on the Board of Directors.
  • Gordon St. John facilitating a Mentoring Forum at The National Constitution Center. Panelists included Bill McNabb, CEO Vanguard, Charisse Lillie, President Comcast Foundation, Chris Heck, Philadelphia 76ers and Lee King, Wells Fargo.