Get a Big | Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City

Get a Big

Arm your child with another awesome adult. Life is hard — we all experience ups and downs, and we know the more people you have in your corner, the better. We'd love the opportunity to provide your child with another positive, adult role model to help them ignite their own potential.

1Inquiry

Submit your name and contact information and a staff member will be in touch.

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2Orientation

Sign up to attend a meeting to learn the details of the program and begin the enrollment paperwork.

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3Home Visit

Conduct an in-person interview with a BBBS staff member so we can help determine your future Big.

4Ready to be Matched

BBBS staff members search carefully for the perfect Big for your child.

5Update

Contact the agency with your updated information so we can get in touch with you about your Match.

6Meet Your Big

When we find a great Big for your family, we'll contact you to see if you think it's a good fit.

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Big Memories Every Day with Littles at Every Age

BBBSKC empowers positive change in our community by matching Littles with Bigs to create powerful, meaningful, and life-changing friendships.

Programs

Big Opportunities

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Traditional Program

Grades 2-7th

For children in 2nd-7th grade that live in one-parent or non-traditional homes. Bigs and Littles get together for a few hours each week to hang out doing normal, everyday activities, like playing catch, cooking dinner, or going to see a movie! Matches have lots of fun together and develop meaningful and impactful friendships that often last a lifetime. With a Big in their life, children in the BBBSKC program are empwered to ignite their potential as they grow in their self-esteem, earn better grades, and get along better with their families.

02

Aces Program

Grades 8-12th and beyond

For students in 8th-12th grade. Littles will be matched with a Big that shares their hobbies and interests. Matches get together a few times a month to hang out and have fun, work together to make plans for after high school, talk about life, and more. BBBSKC also provides events throughout the year exclusively for ACES matches that give ACES students a variety of opportunities to ignite their full potential. These events include help with preparing for life after high school, training and education to grow in personal and professional skills, opportunities to explore potential career fields, and more.

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