When a small group of volunteers came together in 1949 to found an organization serving fatherless boys in Boston, they could never have dreamed of the far-reaching impact of their actions. In its first year, “Big Brother Association of Boston” matched 10 boys with adult volunteers. And from this modest beginning, we have grown and evolved into the largest youth mentoring agency in New England. Today, we serve over 3,600 boys and girls annually, in over 150 communities. And while our agency’s founders would be amazed at the innovative ways that our programs leverage technology, the strength and breadth of our partnership network, and the variety of programs we offer, we remain steadfastly committed to the founding ideal: that a strong, long-lasting one-to-one relationship between a child and a caring adult will ignite the potential in that child.