Out of hundreds of matches two Bigs and two Littles are chosen by Big Brothers Big Sisters of RI each year to represent our one-on-one mentoring program throughout Rhode Island.

Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of RI honors two outstanding matches: Big Brother/Little Brother and Big Sister/Little Sister or Big Couple to serve as the statewide representatives for the National Big/Little of the Year Awards each year. These matches are nominated to illustrate how the mentoring relationship helps Littles achieve their biggest possible futures and makes a long-lasting impact on the Big, too.

Nominees are chosen for these characteristics:

  • The match has demonstrated significant impact for the Little and the Big has helped their Little overcome obstacles to achieve positive outcomes.
  • The Little has shown progress in reaching their potential and the Big has helped ignite, empower, or defend that potential in an identifiable way.
  • The Nominee has been highly engaged in the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
  • The Big has shown excellence as an advocate for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

We are thrilled to announce the 2022 Matches of the Year :

Big Brother Jamaal and Little Brother Fazion and Big Couple Tiffany and Andy, and Little Brother Isaiah!