Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City Expands Mentorship Program to Support Teens Through Post Secondary Education
New ACES program provides academic and career guidance to help teens prepare for next step
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) today announced plans to expand its one-on-one mentoring program with a new program called ACES (Adults Committed to Educating Students). The ACES program is specifically designed to support young adults from middle school throughout their chosen post secondary educational pursuits.
Rooftop Event in the Crossroads to raise $335,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
This Saturday, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) will host their second annual RISE Rooftop Crawl event in the Crossroads district of Kansas City. The event will host 1,000 attendees and has raised $335,000 BBBSKC to date. Rise will be held Saturday, August 27 starting at 5:00 p.m. VIP ticket holders will check in at 5:00 p.m. at Barkley (1740 Main Street) and GA ticket holders will check in at 6:00 p.m. at Big Brothers Big Sisters (1709 Walnut Street.)
Big Brothers Big Sisters' Summer Bowl for Kids' Sake Raises Record Amount
Last week, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) wrapped up their signature event, Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake at Park Lanes in Shawnee, Kansas. The event attracted more than 2,600 participants and raised a record-breaking $735,000, surpassing the $650,000 goal, making this the most successful fundraiser in BBBSKC’s history and the most successful Bowl for Kids’ Sake event in the country. BBBSKC will celebrate with a party Friday, August 5 at On Broadway.
Kansas City Royals first baseman and BBBSKC spokesperson Eric Hosmer has launched Step Up Big campaign to benefit BBBSKC. Participants can pledge per double that he hits this season or sign up to become a Big. Visit www.stepupbig.org for more information.
Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America awards local affiliates with top awards for their performance throughout the year. This year, BBBSKC was honored as a Quality Award winner for the eighth consecutive year. The Quality Award is given to less than 10% of affiliates across the U.S. and recognizes agencies that serve at least 150 children, raise at least $150,000 in revenue, achieve a 12-month retention rate of 64% of higher and maintain a match support rate of 90% or higher. BBBSKC has well exceeded expecations in each of these criteria.