Our MissionCreate and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Our VisionAll youth achieve their full potential.

In partnership with parents or guardians and volunteers,
children in our program are achieving:

Educational Success

Greater Aspirations

Higher Confidence

Healthier Relationships

What We Do

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock

  • 01

    focuses on identifying children who can benefit from one-to-one mentoring.

  • 02

    recruits, screens and prepares volunteers to become mentors.

  • 03

    creates positive matches based on interests and needs.

  • 04

    track outcomes annually and report the impact our program has on our community.

Our History

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been the leader in one-to-one mentoring nationwide. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters prides itself in creating one-to-one mentoring opportunities for children between the ages of six and fifteen.

Our local agency has been serving the Lubbock community since 1970. It was originally known as Big Brothers, and in 1977 the agency added Big Sisters to the program. Through continuous partnerships with local school districts, community service organizations, and various businesses, Big Brothers Big Sisters is able to serve children with meaningful and life-changing professionally supported one-to-one mentoring services.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock is recognized as a 501c (3), has a governing board, completes an annual independent audit and is a community partner of Lubbock Area United Way.

Our local agency has been serving the Lubbock community since 1970.

Local Impact

Local data (2016) indicates that youth enrolled in our program:


90% successfully accessed community resources, meaning participants are educated about community resources relevant to their well-being and basic needs such as counseling services or food banks.

92% successfully accessed school resources, meaning participants are able to identify and access school resources that will help meet their needs. The resources may include tutoring, counseling, and access to other child-related services.

90% increased trust and confidence towards others, meaning their social and emotional health are positively improved.

91% improved relationships with family members, meaning families are benefiting from stronger bonds.

National Impact

National research has shown a measurable impact on children’s lives. Youth enrolled in a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program showed the following:


94% maintained or improved in their attitudes against risky behaviors

88% maintained or improved in their parental trust

85% maintained or improved in their educational expectations

Local data (2018) indicates that 90% of youth served had improved self-confidence and trust towards others

View Our Annual Report

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock
Board of Directors

A compassionate and dedicated group of individuals willing to do whatever it takes to help change children’s lives for the better.

Tamara Rose

West Texas Graduation Services

Shawn Vinson

Past President
Self-Storage of Texas

Johnny Rodriquez

Lubbock National Bank

Renae Roberts


Juanita Arzola

Board Member
United Supermarkets LLC.

Ryan Brooke

Board Member
City of Lubbock

Kristi Gonzales

Board Member
United Supermarkets LLC.

Darrell Hill

Board Member
FirstCapital Bank of Texas

Roger Karr

Board Member
Lubbock National Bank

CiCi Nunez

Board Member
Texas Tech University

Belinda Ramirez

Board Member
McGavock Nissan

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock
Staff Members

Melissa Corley, EdD

Executive Director

Debra Gonzales

Leia Arteaga

Program Coordinator

Rose Robbins

Match Support Specialist

Leah Roberts

Program Specialist

Bethany Naranjo

Marketing Coordinator

Linda Hazelwood

Jan Hardin

Internship Opportunities

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock offers two different internships for college students looking to gain experience, build professional contacts, and/or earn class credit.


  • Marketing & Special Events Internship:

    Assist the Marketing Coordinator in building awareness for the organization as well as promoting and planning fundraising events throughout the semester. This internship will help improve the student’s skills with public relations, event planning, and marketing strategies. Contact our Marketing Coordinator:


  • Program Internship:

    Assist program staff in daily tasks that include, but are not limited to: conducting references, intake, assessments, eligibility determination, record keeping, and maintenance of confidential records. Email our Program Director for more information: