About BSLS.

Big Sister Little Sister is a national mentoring program with a global impact that promotes life skills, wellness, principles of self with a focus on personal and professional development. We strive to make a positive and lasting impact on school campuses, in communities, & in the lives of youth & women.

What’s Important to Us.

We strive to make a positive and lasting impact on school campuses, in communities, and in the lives of youth and women. The Big Sister Little Sister Mentoring Program (BSLS) is committed to empowering youth and women for success in competitive career fields and entrepreneurship.

Our purpose is to break systemic glass ceilings by providing life skills, personal empowerment, professional development, financial literacy, education, and career readiness while ensuring our members learn to implement wellness and environmental consciousness.

Our Mission

To inspire and empower youth and women to intentionally excel in all endeavors.

Our Vision

To become a staple in communities, campuses and workplaces through global leadership by ensuring youth and women that enter BSLS are supported and guided to distinguish themselves while reaching their optimal potential.

Our Global Impact Goals

we are dedicated to supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our initiatives. Our work aligns with six specific SDGs, which guide our programs and help us measure our impact on the community and the environment. Each SDG represents an area where we can contribute positively to global and local challenges, enhancing the well-being and future prospects of young women and youth.

Our Founder.

Big Sister Little Sister Mentoring Program, BSLS, was founded on July 7, 2008, in the top floor dorm of Wheatley Hall Dormitory at Florida A & M University (FAMU), by Aneisha Hughes, the founder and current CEO of BSLS.

FAMU is ranked the biggest, largest, and top Historically Black College or University, HBCU. BSLS mentors women and girls primarily of color to develop positive relationships in communities, campuses, and workplaces globally.

"We aim to consistently impact young women and girls of color by ensuring their individual potential is reached as lifetime leaders with access to quality resources, mentors, and programs that prepare our members for success," said Aneisha.

BSLS is now operating nationally at 19 chapters and has impacted over 15,000 women and youth since being established. Similar to any other brand story, BSLS started off as an idea when Hughes was a teenager. Initially, she was approached by the sophomore class cabinet to brainstorm and execute an event for incoming freshmen, she came up with multiple ideas, but BSLS resonated most in her heart. BSLS was supposed to originally be a semester log initiative geared to transition incoming freshmen girls, but that vision has now expanded almost 15 years later.

FAMU is ranked the biggest, largest, and top Historically Black College or University, HBCU. BSLS mentors women and girls primarily of color to develop positive relationships in communities, campuses, and workplaces globally.

"We aim to consistently impact young women and girls of color by ensuring their individual potential is reached as lifetime leaders with access to quality resources, mentors, and programs that prepare our members for success," said Aneisha.

BSLS is now operating nationally at 19 chapters and has impacted over 15,000 women and youth since being established. Similar to any other brand story, BSLS started off as an idea when Hughes was a teenager. Initially, she was approached by the sophomore class cabinet to brainstorm and execute an event for incoming freshmen, she came up with multiple ideas, but BSLS resonated most in her heart. BSLS was supposed to originally be a semester log initiative geared to transition incoming freshmen girls, but that vision has now expanded almost 15 years later.

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