Little Brothers are waiting for a Big — sometimes for 400+ days
In Kansas City, 25% of boys live in a single-parent home, and 303 of them are currently waiting for a Big Brother. Some of these boys have been waiting for a Big Brother for an exceedingly long time — 147 days, 249 days, even 486 days. That’s why we need your help to find more Big Brothers and Big Couples.Full Article
What is it like to be a Case Manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters?
Our case managers are at the heart of everything we do: They support our Bigs and Littles as they plan outings, talk about the future, and navigate life together. Much of their work happens behind-the-scenes, so it’s not always easy to know what they’re up to all of the time.Full Article
Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors
I can often be heard saying that I have the absolute best job ever! And I couldn’t have felt that in a more impactful and proud way than I experienced the evening of April 26th. A night of fun, laughter, dancing, tears, hugs and all to honor and celebrate the Big Brothers Big Sisters Class of 2018.Full Article
Match Maker Breakfast
April 11, 2018 at The Gallery in downtown KCMO provided a great morning of inspiration to over 230 guests. The 5th Annual Match Maker Breakfast presented by McCown Gordon Construction and hosted by Honorary Chair, Founder and President of McCown Gordon Construction, Brett Gordon and his wife Becky. Brett’s Son, Shane Gordon and his Little, Chase -gave a heartwarming welcoming - followed by Dr. Mark Bedell, KCPS Superintendent. Dr. Bedell spoke on mentorship, the mentors who have changed his life and the quality friendships that BBBSKC creates which ended with a standing ovation.Full Article
Match Appreciation Banquet 2018 Recap
At this year’s Big Brother Big Sisters Match Appreciation Banquet presented by Phone Medic and Wireless Lifestyle, we had over 415 matches attend along with sponsors and supports of the agency, tallying up to almost 1,250 people in attendance. KC Wolf, Blue and Sluggerrr in the house taking photos with matches and strutting the red carpet in style. Moon Drop Circus performed before the doors open with the Rosetta Sisters, an acrobatic duo and Jason D’Vaude, who was able to balance on a very tall unicycle while juggling.Full Article
We Heart KC
When you think about our city what words come to your mind? Is it BBQ or Fountains? Is it Arts or Jazz? Is it Royals, Chiefs or Sporting? When we think of Kansas City, it’s all of these words and much more. When we reflect on our 53 years here and how we got here, it all comes back to the people. The people of Kansas City are who we are truly in love with. The people of Kansas City are the ones who have made our city thrive and who have truly made BBBSKC help change the lives of children.Full Article
Companies and Their Employees are doing it up BIG!
Big Brothers Big Sisters is fortunate to have great people involved, helping to change children's lives, each year. Without our Bigs, volunteers, donors, board members, event participants our organization could not serve the kids we serve, and for that, we appreciate and are thankful for each and every one of them. Of these, are some amazing corporate partners. These companies are doing more than just writing a check, they are providing their employees with opportunities to get involved as well, making a deeper impact on the kids in our program.Full Article