How BBBSKC Uses Metrics to Evaluate Success
At BBBSKC, we value data as the best way to evaluate our impact in our community. As we move toward another year of 100% of our 12th grade Littles graduating (three years in a row), a program defining expansion of service through our ACES program, and a fifth nomination as the best large market BBBS agency in America, this approach continues to serve our children and our community well.Full Article
Former Chiefs Players Team Up with BBBSKC
The Kansas City Ambassadors is a group of forty-four former Kansas City Chiefs players from throughout the club’s history who are committed to creating impact in their community. The Ambassadors are the only group of its kind in the NFL and inductees into the group are hand-picked based on tenure and their willingness to participate in Ambassador outreach events and meetings.Full Article
News Flash: Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake is NOT all about bowling!
Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake packs a whole lot of fun into a 90-minute party for you and your charitable teammates. After raising some money online to support BBBS, your team will arrive at the bowling alley to celebrate your overall fundraising awesomeness. All teams will enjoy free cosmic bowling, beer, soda, pizza and prizes.Full Article
Lessons Learned from my 14 years as a Big
One of the best decisions that I’ve made was to focus on being an active citizen – making conscious decisions to give of my time as well as through other means. Over the past 14 years, I’ve been a proud Big Brother. It’s come with its range of emotions – laughter, surprise, sadness, disappointment, hope, accomplishment, fulfillment – none of which I would trade. But, I now see that I’m one of the longer-tenured “Bigs” and am in the unique position to actually provide some advice to current and prospective Big Brothers, Sisters and Couples!Full Article
Step Up Big with Eric Hosmer
Who’s ready for baseball season?! I think it’s safe to say we're all excited about the weather beginning to warm up and our Kansas City Royals being back at Kauffman. With the regular schedule kicking off Monday, April 10, we are gearing up for our 3rd annual Step Up Big with Eric Hosmer campaign.Full Article
Be A Big… Be A Big!!!
Being a Big is an extreme joy. It's essentially like being a grandparent. Spoil the child. Teach them some life lessons. Send them home. But it's much more than that. It's about being a mentor. And I'm excited for the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than myself.Full Article
Growing up with BBBS
The last ten years in the role of CEO have been absolutely incredible. We have received numerous local and national awards. We have nearly tripled the operating budget, paid off debt, doubled the staff count, and increased our services to children by 80%. We have moved into a remarkable new building, and we have elevated the status of BBBS in this city. But I am most proud of the team we have developed. This is a remarkable team of professionals who share a passion for the BBBS mission. Today we are a staff of 45 serving nearly 2,000 children annually.Full Article