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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Goal: $10,000.00

Mission

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

 

Vision: that all children achieve success in life. 

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About Us

Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters (KSBBBS) matches children facing adversity with caring, adult mentors. We believe that all children - regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or family background - can achieve success in life, especially with the guidance and support of a mentor. These one-to-one professionally-supported friendships last a minimum of one year. However, the effects of these friendships last a lifetime. 

 

Who We Serve

Youth ages 5 - young adulthood

  • 33% live outside of their home
  • 30% have a total household income of $15,000 or less
  • (25% of Kansas kids living below poverty do not graduate
  • from High School)
  • 43% report some type of abuse in the home
  • 53% report problems at school
  • 41% have at least one family member who has had contact with law enforcement

Impact

Independent research performed by Harris Interactive indicates that the BBBS model of one-to-one mentoring has life-long impact on participating youth.

  • 46% report a household income of over $75K
  • 78% vote in elections
  • Almost 90% report that their mentor made them feel better about themselves
  • 76% learned right from wrong from their mentor
  • 52% reported that their mentor helped keep them from dropping out of high school

 

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Contact

519 Pierre
Manhattan KS 66502
Phone: 785-776-9575

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