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
Fun and Affordable Ideas to do with your Little
As the frost melts away, and the sun comes out again, there is SO MUCH to do in Kansas City! I am the Queen of Cheap, and also willing to try about anything to get my kids out of the house, so here are some of my favorite outings in Kansas City and surrounding areas. Most are low cost, some are free, and few require any exceptional skills or agility.Full Article
MEET OUR NEWBIES!
We have great news! BBBSKC is growing rapidly and we’ve been able to add some amazing new team members in 2017 that we’d love to tell you about. So far this year, we’ve added 4 new Case Managers and one new Marketing & Graphics Assistant. Each new staff member brings a unique skill set and personality that we think will make a perfect fit with our staff. We recently sent them a few questions so our followers could learn more about them. Take a look below and learn about our new faces here at BBBSKC!Full Article
A Leap of Faith
“As a mom, the program has helped me tremendously,” said Elaina. “It’s not just me telling them when they do a good job and it’s not just me they have to listen to when they are in trouble. They have other people to talk to about these things. The kids have always had a problem with me bringing strangers into their lives, but with their Bigs, they know they can trust other people and that these people are here to stay. BBBSKC gave me and my kid a bigger family and a support system and I am so appreciative of that.”Full Article