There are many ways caring connections can empower lives in Johnson County for the better, forever!
UPDATE ON 30 BROTHERS IN 30 DAYS: Our January campaign set an ambitious goal to inspire 30 males to apply & set up an interview. The great news is 66 guys took the first step!! (Entering contact information through the green buttons below: 'Become a Big' or 'Become a Big Couple'.) These individuals include 4 separate Jacobs and both a Tom Johnson & a Thom Johnson. :D 12 men already completed interviews or have them scheduled and we are following up with the rest. The campaign also inspired 1 non-binary individual and 68 females to take the first step!
Thank you to all who applied and/or encouraged others to apply! We - and especially the boys waiting & hoping for a Big Brother, and their families - appreciate you so much!
The need is still great, and it is not too late to become a Big! Big Brothers Big Sisters makes it easy, impactful, and fun to mentor with regular free events, training, and individualized ongoing support. 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.)
NOW is the time to live your best life. By becoming a Big you enrich the life of a young person, the life of a family, your own life, and the connections within our community. We really are stronger together! 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.