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
The Business of Changing Lives
Our agency is often described as a non-profit that functions like a business. We take that as a compliment. Our mission is all about creating and supporting life-changing friendships for children, but we know that we can help more children and create a greater impact when we are focused and efficient. This approach has led our agency to be recognized as the fastest growing BBBS agency in the country, while also receiving numerous local and national awards for high impact and quality.Full Article
We did it! After a year of planning, research, design, programming and testing, this week we launched our new and improved BBBSKC website. This project has been a long time coming. We've known for awhile that our website did not match our brand, it was doing its job, but not efficiently and it was not something we were overtly proud of. We knew this was an important job and one we didn't want to jump into without making sure it was the website we had always dreamed of.Full Article