Programs & Services

One Child. One Mentor. One Change At A Time.


The Big Buddy Program works to provide enriching, positive, and educational programs for youth in the Baton Rouge community. By focusing on the needs of our youth, we help build resiliency against threats to personal and wider economic development–poverty, crime, and academic failure. Big Buddy is proud to serve over 1,000 children weekly, continuing a 34-year tradition of positive youth development in our local community.


Discover more about our Programs and Services:


Extended Learning

Workforce Development


  1. Looking for a free summer program for a at risk 6yr. old boy?

    • Our Summer Enrichment program still has openings at St. Francis Xavier school site. You can come into our office at 1415 Main Street to fill out an application and enroll your child. We do require a registration fee, but if you fill out a Child Care Assistance Application, we can work to reduce the cost. Call us at 225-388-9737 for more information.

  2. Do you offer any summer youth program?

    • Yes! Our Summer Enrichment runs June 02-July 10, Monday-Thursday. Check out here for more information. Call our office at 388-9737 and ask about available spots.

  3. Derrick C. Brown

    I am interested in mentoring young youth.

    Please email me any information that can help me to do this.


    Derrick C. Brown

  4. I would like to find out if Big Buddy will be hosting in before and after mentoring programs for students at Villa Del Rey this school year.

    • We still work with students at Villa del Rey for Mentoring this Fall. Our current afterschool programs are listed here. You can call our office at (225) 388-9737 for more detailed information if you still have questions.

  5. Will Big Buddy offer summer camp this year?

    • Yes. In the next few months will be be determining the program sites and details, so check back soon or call our office for more information.

  6. What is the age requirements for your summer program?

    • Our programs usually serve youth K-4th grades during the summer. This depends on our funding and summer program plans, so check back soon once we have more details.

  7. LaTia Johnson-Rheams

    In need of mentors for an elementary school for 2015-2016 school year? What are the protocols?

    • Yes, we are always in need of mentors! Thanks for your interest. Visit the Mentoring page for more information and to submit your application, or call the office at (225) 388-9737 with any questions.

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