So many ways to get started

Looking to get involved? Whether you’re interested in donating, volunteering or enrolling your child, Big Brothers Big Sisters offers several types of programs in communities across the country.

Big meets Little.

Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Starting something begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little. Making these matches, and performing all the background work involved with them, is possible because of donations from people like you. It's also why we're able to offer such a wide variety of programs that pair children, ages 8 through 18, with role models in one-to-one relationships.

In addition to our traditional mentoring program, BBBS-KC has developed several special initiatives that help us target the children who need our program the most. We believe in being intentional in who we serve and how we match Bigs with Littles. Some of the factors we pay special attention to in addition to children from one parent families are:

  • Children who qualify for free or reduced lunch.
  • Children who live in a neighborhood affected by crime.
  • Children who miss school frequently.
  • Among other important risk factors.
Core Programs
  • Community-Based Mentoring
  • ACES Mentoring
  Special Programs
  • African-American Mentoring
  • Hermanos Hermanas Mayores                             
  • Mentoring Children of Prisoners 
  • Above and Beyond program
  • Eastern Jackson County Initiative 

For more information about all of our programs, contact Jon Hile, Program Director, at or 816.777.2886.

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