Be a Big

By just spending a little time with a child who wants and needs a mentor you can change a life of a child forever.

Volunteering is fun, big time.

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City offers two basic programs.

Community Based Program:
The community based program is the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters program that matches children ages 8-14 from one-parent or non-traditional households with caring, adult mentors.

  • Children simply want and an extra person in their lives.
  • Independent research shows kids who are matched with "Bigs" are more likely to succeed in life.
  • Commitment is a few hours a week.
  • There are kids from all over the Greater Kansas City area.

ACES Mentor Program:

This initiative seeks to support at-risk children not only through post secondary education as well. This program provides the guidance and resources necessary to help students become successful. BBBS-KC provides every ACES participant with a much-needed mentor. The ACES Program is a bit different than the traditional program. Bigs & Littles meet 6-8 hours (or twice) a month and work on building a friendship that includes talking about post secondary education.


You should consider volunteering for this initiative if any of these apply:

  • You have 6-8 hours or twice a month to share with a high school student.
  • Would like to help a child graduate from high school and be successful.


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Think you want to be a Big Couple?  Learn more >

Volunteering with a child can start something amazing. So why not apply to be a Big today. There are kids out there ready to get started. Are you?

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