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Former Little Encourages Strong Potential Future for Current Little

Authenticity, loyalty, and trust. These are three characteristics that Big Brother, Julian Jones, sees as essential when it comes to being an effective mentor for Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters (KSBBBS) Serving Riley County (Manhattan). Being a former Little himself...

Posted by Blog Author at February 26, 2021

2020 Virtual Operation Santa with McConnell Air Force Base

Every year, Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters (KSBBBS) partners with McConnell Air Force Base to spread holiday cheer to the youth facing adversity (AKA "Littles") in its one-to-one mentoring program with an important mission called “Operation Santa&rdq...

Posted by Blog Author at December 23, 2020

Cash For Kids’ Sake Raffle 2020

Since 2016, Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters (KSBBBS) has partnered with DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers and KAKE-TV to give community members a chance to win a great prize while supporting one-to-one mentoring. For many years, the grand prize was a Ford truck or a Jeep...

Posted by Blog Author at December 23, 2020

KSBBBS Provides Virtual Learning Options for Potential Volunteers

Throughout the year 2020, Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters (KSBBBS) has been conducting virtual information sessions for those interested in becoming a volunteer mentor (AKA a “Big”). Potential volunteers are contacted to schedule an information session after they fil...

Posted by Blog Author at December 23, 2020

5 Misconceptions about Being a Volunteer Mentor (AKA “Big”)

1. I don’t have enough time. The perception of not having enough time is the number one reason that prevents many potential volunteer mentors (AKA “Bigs”) from signing up to learn more. And we get it. Most Americans tend to lead a very busy lifestyle that does not...

Posted by Blog Author at November 09, 2020

Making a Difference: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Guest Article Written by KOCH Public Affairs Big Brothers Big Sisters, a Koch community partner, serves hundreds of children across the country by matching them with mentors in the community. Jeff Cooper, a senior auditor at Koch, joined BBBS as one of those mentor...

Posted by Blog Author at October 30, 2020

7 Reasons to Become a Big Volunteer this Fall (2020)

1. With social isolation and confusing public events, young people need our support now more than ever. The youth in our program are all facing adversity in some way. Of the kids we serve, 85% live at or below poverty level. Of those kids in Kansas, one in four w...

Posted by Blog Author at September 21, 2020