Bigs in Blue/Badges

Building Bonds with Law Enforcement and other First Responders

Bigs in Blue/Badges is a one-to-one mentoring program, offered by BBBSAF local member agencies across Florida, that connects youth with police and other first responders in communities, building strong, trusting, and lasting relationships. In addition to law enforcement, other mentoring partners include the U.S. military, fire and rescue, private security, Florida Fish & Wildlife, Florida Department of Corrections, and the Florida National Guard.

Through our high quality, evidence-based, one-to-one mentoring, young people who participate have a greater opportunity to grow up to be confident, competent, and caring adults. These relationships also build strong bonds between law enforcement and the families they serve.

Funding for this program has been provided by the Florida Office of Attorney General.