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Mentors helping steer local youth

“Brody is my friend, and I look forward to every week that I can spend time with him and catch up,” said Arkansas City Police Chief Eric Burr.   View KSN Article

Posted by Lauren Jones at January 26, 2023

Meet Michael & The Roa Family

Little Michael has been matched with his Big Family, Trevor, Tara, Trayton, and Jaysa Roa, since June 2022 in Ellis County. While most youth at KSBBBS experience mentorship with one Big, Michael was so excited to learn he was going to have four Bigs in the Roa f...

Posted by Ellis County at January 23, 2023

Meet Junior, Bob, & Laura

Junior has been matched with Laura and Bob in Douglas County since April 2021. “We really enjoy being matched with Junior,” said Bob and Laura. “It has been great to see him change over this past year from shy, quiet and cautious to a more outgoing...

Posted by Douglas County at January 13, 2023

Thank You USD470 Bigs and Supporters

Earlier this week, we recognized 9 current Bigs and 3 other program supporters at the USD 470 board meeting. We are thankful for the opportunity to celebrate their matches and accomplishments! Cathy Oller – Former KSBBBS Match Support Specialist, who retir...

Posted by Cowley County at January 11, 2023

Ringing in 2023 with National Mentoring Month

For many, the new year marks a fresh start and new goals. For KSBBBS, a new year means creating more opportunity for our youth so they may realize and achieve their goals. January is National Mentoring Month — a time recognize the importance of mentorship and ...

Posted by Ashley Lawless at January 01, 2023

Meet Mason & Nero

Check out our December Match of the Month featuring Douglas Co. Big, Mason, and Little, Nero! They have been matched 1 year and already have great memories together!   How long have you been matched? Mason: We have been matched a little over a year....

Posted by Douglas County at December 02, 2022

Meet Isobel & Izzy

Check out our November Match of the Month featuring Douglas Co. Big, Isobel, and Little, Izzy! They have been matched 2 years and instantly bonded over art and making jewelry.    What were you nervous or worried about prior to meeting for the first t...

Posted by Douglas County at November 02, 2022

Meet Susan & Grecia

Susan and Grecia were matched in Shawnee County in October 2014 when Grecia was 8. Over the years they've been matched, the two have become the best of friends doing things like hiking around Shawnee County, binging Netflix'...

Posted by Ashley Lawless at October 25, 2022

Big Spotlight: Luke Oborny

Check out our #BigSpotlight featuring Ellis Co. Big, Luke Oborny! He has been matched with Lane for over 2 years! What do you love most about being a Big? Sharing some of my favorite things to do as a child with my little brother. Being a Big allows me to remain a ...

Posted by Blog Author at August 24, 2022

Big Spotlight: Robby Jeffries

Check out our #BigSpotlight featuring Douglas Co. Big, Robby Jeffries! He has been matched with Kai for over 2 years! What do you love most about being a Big? I really enjoy the companionship you develop. I am a kid at heart and get to play to that part of me when ha...

Posted by Douglas County at August 17, 2022