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There are many ways caring connections can empower lives in Johnson County for the better, forever!


Big Brothers Big Sisters makes it easy, impactful, and fun to mentor with regular free events, training, and individualized ongoing support. 

The real reward of being a Big is the powerful impact you get to create and nurture for a young person... but we believe in bonus fun whenever possible. :D So apply or refer someone 18+ years old to apply now through April 30th - our Big Draft season - and you are automatically entered to win a free Big Brothers Big Sisters jersey. You also earn entries by sharing recruitment posts from our social media accounts (linked under 'Get Connected' at the bottom of this page). The Big Draft is a partnership effort with the NFL to inspire 6,000 Bigs in 60 Days. Locally, our goal is to find 50 mentors for boys and girls waiting.

NOW is the time to live your best life. By becoming a Big you will strengthen a young person, their family, yourself, and our community. Click the green button below, fill in contact information and we will e-mail you program options and next steps. This does not commit you, but gives you the opportunity to learn more. We look forward to partnering with you!

Bigs are adults who mentor and guide a young person, with lots of agency support. Once you apply, we sit down for an interview and orientation. This allows us to find a match with a strong likelihood of a lasting and rewarding impact. Bigs are young adults, middle aged adults, and older adults. Musts: reliable transportation, at least 18 years young, and a partnership mindset.

Bigs meet with their Little a couple of times each month for 12+ months and it is okay if you are out of town for summer/holiday breaks. We work closely with you to find a fit for your schedule, preferences, and impact goal(s). Through every step of the process, you have professional and individualized support!

Big Couples can be married, long-term romantic partners, or even good friends! Big Couples choose to together mentor one young person (a great way to share responsibility, for instance when one half of the Big Couple has a conflict), or to each mentor their own young person. Each member of the Big Couple applies and interviews. Please let us know that you are interested in mentoring as a Big Couple when you receive our initial email!

Enroll a Young Person.

As a parent, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By giving your child the opportunity to be a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you're starting them down a path to an even brighter, more promising future.



Dozens of boys are ready and waiting for Big Brothers right now... about double the number of girls waiting for a Big Sister. Make a recurring or one-time donation to powerfully help these young people, their families, adult volunteers, and our community. Your gift helps match a youth with an adult mentor, and provide ongoing professional support to maximize safety and impact in their friendship. The gift you make today plants the seeds of success for that child, and grows over time to enrich an entire community.

Click here to see how your donation dollars create a life-changing impact!