Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization that helps match caring mentors with children who need the friendship of a special adult in their lives. Children are referred to the agency by their parents, schools, or other social services agencies. Our professional staff interviews each child and parent, visits the home, and assesses individual needs. Carefully screened volunteers provide Littles with one-on-one time and attention in their communities or schools. By providing each child with a mentor and a friend, Big Brothers Big Sisters aims to provide children with the skills they need to manage every day challenges.
The purpose of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County is to promote the healthy development of children into adulthood through one-on-one mentoring relationships with caring adult volunteers.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County is an affiliate of Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters, the largest affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation's oldest and largest youth mentoring organization and celebrated 100 years of service in 2004. Since 1991, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County has paired over 1600 adults and children, helping them to develop fulfilling friendships. We have served over 1500 matches and have over 200 children waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister.