There are many ways caring connections can empower lives in Johnson County for the better, forever!
Big Brothers Big Sisters makes volunteer mentoring easy, impactful, and fun with regular free events, partner discounts, training, and individualized ongoing support.
BIG Draft Update: Big Brothers Big Sisters of America set a goal to inspire 6,000 people to take the first step toward becoming a "Big" during #TheBIGDraft, a partnership campaign with the NFL. That goal averages ~26 people/agency. We are thrilled to share that 80 people took this step in Johnson County!
The draft may be over, but you can still be the first round pick for a boy or girl waiting. Together with our professional support, you will spark a powerful impact for a young person, their family, yourself, and our community!
NOW is the time to live your best life. Start creating your legacy of impact by submitting via the 'Become a Big' or 'Become a Big Couple' button below - submitting your contact information takes under 1 minute; 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!
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.