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Resources

The Resources Database is a resource Bigs, Littles, and parents to discover future-focused resources and opportunities from BBBSKC and community partners. Use the links below to meet your academic, personal, and professional goals.

Please note: Some of the resources listed here are only available to children currently enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

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Scholarships

Greater KC Community Foundation Scholarship Database

Ongoing

Looking for scholarship opportunties? The Greater KC Community Foundation Scholarship Database lists a variety of scholarships for students of all ages.

Resources

ACT Prep

Ongoing

Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Urban League of Kansas City are committed to helping Littles prepare for the ACT test. For college bound students, a higher score provides more access to scholarships to offset the cost of college. For a $10 commitment, you can access this wonderful resource. If interested, please contact your Match Support Specialist for dates and to sign up.

Jobs and Internships

Kansas Works

Ongoing

For students in Kansas: Whether you're looking for that perfect job, that perfect employee or information on an industry or workforce, KANSASWORKS is for you.

Visit the Kansas Works website below for more information.

For 16-24 year olds in Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties, click here.

Scholarships

Scholarship Junkies

Ongoing

Visit Scholarship Junkies for support in applying for scholarships.

Scholarships

Scholarship 360

Ongoing

Visit Scholarship 360 for support in applying for scholarships.

Scholarships

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Ongoing

TMCF awards nearly 500 scholarships a year to high-achieving students. Visit the link below for current scholarship information.

Scholarships

MNU Organizational Leadership Program

Ongoing

MidAmerica Nazarene University is offering a 20% discount on its Organizational Leadership program for Bigs & Littles. This benefit also extends to immediate family members. If interested, contact pgadmissions@mnu.edu.

Resources

FAFSA Time

Ongoing

The FAFSA window for application opens on October 1st. All high school seniors and college students who will be attending school for next school year should plan on filling out the FAFSA. It is mandatory as part of enrolling in community college, college and trade/vocational/technical training programs in order to receive financial aid, grants, and scholarships. The early bird gets the worm….or at least access to more funding! Most states award financial aid on a first-come, first-served basis, and students who file early tend to receive twice as much grant money. You can prepare by gathering the necessary information to file early:

  1. Visit FAFSA.org to create a FAFSA ID right away. Both the student and parent/guardian need to complete this step.
  2. Have your social security number in hand.
  3. Parent/Guardian needs to have their tax records available.
  4. Have a list of schools that you are interested in attending or have been accepted to as they will receive your information automatically and determine additional aid that you may receive from the school.

We are here to help! We have computers and wi-fi. Talk to your Match Support Specialist if you are interested in visiting the office to work on your application.

Resources

Better Money Habits

Ongoing

Want an interactive tool to talk with your Little about money and finances? Check out Better Money Habits, which is an interactive tool developed by Bank of America with Kahn Academy that can help you mentor your Little about money and finances. The mobile site puts easy-to-understand, unbiased information on a wide range of personal finance topics in the palm of your hand. Through the site, you can also learn about the basics of banking, budgeting, saving and building credit.

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