"She is funny, always smiling, and loves to talk to me."
- Little Sister


Who We Are

For over a century, Big Brothers and Big Sisters have helped children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with proven results.

In 1904, a young New York City court clerk named Ernest Coulter was seeing more and more boys come through his courtroom. He recognized that caring adults could help many of these kids stay out of trouble, and he set out to find volunteers. That marked the beginning of the Big Brothers movement. By 1916, Big Brothers had spread to 96 cities across the country.

At around the same time, the members of a group called Ladies of Charity were befriending girls who had come through the New York Children’s Court. That group would later become Catholic Big Sisters.

Both groups continued to work independently until 1977, when Big Brothers of America and Big Sisters International joined forces and became Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA).

More than a century later, Big Brothers Big Sisters remains true to our founders’ vision of bringing caring mentors into the lives of children. Big Brothers Big Sisters currently operates in all 50 states and in 35 countries around the world!

Your Local Agency

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hereford was established in 1974. A full affiliate of BBBSA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hereford is operated, governed, and sustained locally. We are an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our programs are offered free of charge and on a non-discriminatory basis to eligible participants.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally-supported, one-to-one match relationships with measurable impact.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters vision is that all children achieve success in life.

Agency Team

Sara Pesina
Executive Director

Elsa Barrientez
Match Support Specialist

Kathie Kerr
Match Support Specialist


Board of Directors

Danny Jones- President
 Deaf Smith County Appraisal District-Chief         Appraiser

 Jennifer Eggen, President-Elect
  Municipal Judge-City of Hereford 

Toby Torres III, Treasurer
  First Financial Bank, /Vice- President and Cashier

Lisa Blakely, Secretary

  J. Dale Butler
  Deaf Smith Co. Sheriff

 Lindsay Chandler
 Chandler Insurance -Owner

 Syndal Chavez

 Joe Mendez
  HISD Director of Information Technology

 Richard Sauceda
  Hereford High School Principal