Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee We are one of the 250+ affiliates around the country helping children achieve their full potential. #BBBS As an affiliate of the nation’s oldest and largest youth mentoring organization, BBBS makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children.
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Our mentoring programs are proven by independent research to help children who face adversity succeed in and out of school. We hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving three priority youth outcomes—academic improvement, avoidance of risky behavior, and social/emotional development.

Mission: Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

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Thank you to our 2020 (Virtual) Big Gala Table Sponsors! We appreciate your continued support of the youth we serve.
11/14/2020

Thank you to our 2020 (Virtual) Big Gala Table Sponsors! We appreciate your continued support of the youth we serve.

11/13/2020

We are so proud of Little Sister Aaliyah for her involvement in social justice, she shared with us that she has “always been vocal about micro aggressions and social inequality. When the revolution started, I had a platform to be vocal and for my views to be known. Now that I’m a part of it, others who feel like me, who need to be heard, I’ve basically found a new family. I walked with my group 65 miles to Madison, it took five days.”

Learn more about the groups march to Madison this past summer --> https://buff.ly/3pqWy2y

Make a difference this #brovember and become a Big Brother. You can empower the potential of one of the many Little Brot...
11/12/2020

Make a difference this #brovember and become a Big Brother. You can empower the potential of one of the many Little Brothers on our wait list. A little time can make a BIG difference.

Get stated today at www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/volunteer!

Thank you to all those who have served our country 💚
11/11/2020

Thank you to all those who have served our country 💚

On this #VeteransDay, we honor the brave men and women who have fought tirelessly for our Nation’s freedom.

Thank you for your service.

Big Brother Robert and Little Brother Justice may still be in the first year of their match but they quickly hit it off....
11/11/2020

Big Brother Robert and Little Brother Justice may still be in the first year of their match but they quickly hit it off. Justice said “having a Big Brother has helped me learn more than I knew before. I have still been able to learn about different and new places. I always look forward to our Zoom hangouts.”

𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 #𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐲 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 𝐁𝐢𝐠 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐑𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐭 --> www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/volunteer

Even though this year's Big Gala looked a bit different, it still made a BIG difference. Thank you to these Event Sponso...
11/10/2020

Even though this year's Big Gala looked a bit different, it still made a BIG difference. Thank you to these Event Sponsors for their support, Quarles & Brady LLP, Rite-Hite, Rockwell Automation, Inc., The Schmid Smith Group of Baird, We Energies, and Mary Pat and Nick Zarcone.

11/10/2020

#Brovember is here and Big Brother Robert has a message for you about being a Big Bro.

Ready to learn more? Visit www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/volunteer to take the next step.

Happy #MentorMonday to mentor2.0 Mentor, Sara! P.S. Check out this article from Sara about the importance of mentoring -...
11/09/2020

Happy #MentorMonday to mentor2.0 Mentor, Sara!

P.S. Check out this article from Sara about the importance of mentoring --> https://buff.ly/2Ua86sr

Thank you to our 2020 Big Gala Underwriters the MPS Foundation, Pick N' Save, and T-Mobile!
11/08/2020

Thank you to our 2020 Big Gala Underwriters the MPS Foundation, Pick N' Save, and T-Mobile!

We couldn't do what we do without the support of sponsors like these. Thank you Generac Power Systems Inc., Grainger and...
11/08/2020

We couldn't do what we do without the support of sponsors like these. Thank you Generac Power Systems Inc., Grainger and Milwaukee Tool, HSBC, Infosys, Kohl's, and Northwestern Mutual for your Event Sponsorship of our Big Gala!

The Big Gala Online Auction closes tomorrow! Don't miss your chance to bid on auction items and play the odds in our raf...
11/06/2020

The Big Gala Online Auction closes tomorrow! Don't miss your chance to bid on auction items and play the odds in our raffle.

Visit BigGala20.givesmart.com to bid now!

#ThrowbackThursday to our REACH 'Civics in Action' event where learned about city government from a Big Brother who work...
11/05/2020

#ThrowbackThursday to our REACH 'Civics in Action' event where learned about city government from a Big Brother who works directly with the Milwaukee Common Council! Each Little was able to become an alderperson on the Little's Council, introducing, debating, and voting on laws for the city. They also had a special video message from Common Council President Cavalier Johnson.

#civics #government #mentor #bbbs #volunteer

Check out these auction items! From a scenic flight over Wisconsin to your new favorite kitchen accents there's somethin...
11/04/2020

Check out these auction items! From a scenic flight over Wisconsin to your new favorite kitchen accents there's something for everyone!

Visit BigGala20.givesmart.com to place your bid today.

11/03/2020
Student Registration – Tandem 20/20 Tutoring

Did you know The Tandem is hosting free one-on-one after school homework help sessions? Tutors are pre-screened qualified professionals and college students that are available for students grades 4-10. Tandem is even providing a free meal to students to energize them as they study!

Register with parent/guardian permission here --->

In order for The Tandem to provide your student with the most effective tools for succeeding in this new digital school year, we need to abide by federal regulations that require a parental signature as outlined below. The Tandem 20/20 Tutoring Program staff and volunteers will use educational web-b...

We are grateful for our 2020 Event Sponsors, including, American Transmission Company, AT&T, Children's Wisconsin, the C...
11/03/2020

We are grateful for our 2020 Event Sponsors, including, American Transmission Company, AT&T, Children's Wisconsin, the Cudahy Foundation, Credit Suisse, and GE! Thank you for supporting the youth we serve.

You can help, too! Check out our online auction --> BigGala20.givesmart.com

11/02/2020
Aaron & Xavier - Big Brother Match 2020

Introducing Big Brother Aaron and Little Brother Xavier, our 2020 Brother Match of the Year! Get an inside look at the bond this pair shares and get inspired to visit BigGala20.givesmart.com to bid, donate to our education appeal, and enter the raffle!

11/02/2020
Lisa & Zoe Big Sister Match 2020

We are excited to introduce our 2020 Sister Match of the Year, Big Sister Lisa and Little Sister Zoe! Get to know Lisa and Zoe in the video below and stay tuned to meet our Brother Match of the Year!

Bid, donate, and enter our raffle by visiting --> BigGala20.givesmart.com

#BiggerTogether #Mentor #BBBS #BigGala

Another shout-out to some more of our Big Gala Signature Sponsors! Thank you to Kloeckner, LHM, McKinsey & Company, and ...
10/31/2020

Another shout-out to some more of our Big Gala Signature Sponsors! Thank you to Kloeckner, LHM, McKinsey & Company, and Oracle. You are defenders of potential!

P.S. Did you know that our online auction is now open for bidding? Check it out --> BigGala20.givesmart.com

Today's the day! Our Big Gala online auction is officially open! Ready, set, bid --> biggala20.givesmart.com
10/30/2020

Today's the day! Our Big Gala online auction is officially open!

Ready, set, bid --> biggala20.givesmart.com

10/28/2020
The Big Gala: Presenting Sponsor - Johnson Controls

George Oliver, CEO of Johnson Controls our Big Gala Presenting Sponsor, has a special message about our 2020 event. Watch the video below and visit biggala20.givesmart.com to browse auction items before the bidding begins on October, 30 at 10 a.m. Thank you for making a BIG difference.

Thank you to these Big Gala Signature Sponsors - BMO Harris Bank, CBRE, EY, and HCL Technologies. Your support makes a B...
10/27/2020

Thank you to these Big Gala Signature Sponsors - BMO Harris Bank, CBRE, EY, and HCL Technologies. Your support makes a BIG impact!

Learn more about this year's virtual Gala ---> BigGala20.givesmart.com

There's still time to register and join us for our Lunch & Learn event! Don't miss the opportunity to learn how you can ...
10/27/2020

There's still time to register and join us for our Lunch & Learn event! Don't miss the opportunity to learn how you can become a Defender of Potential.

Register here: https://buff.ly/31OXIdI

Did you miss this week's virtual happy hour? Don't worry you can still attend our virtual Lunch and Learn next Tuesday! ...
10/23/2020

Did you miss this week's virtual happy hour? Don't worry you can still attend our virtual Lunch and Learn next Tuesday! Grab your lunch and join us to learn more about the BIG impact you can have by volunteering with us.

Register for this FREE event today --> https://buff.ly/3ma6wmj

This year’s Big Gala will look a little different – but will still have a BIG impact on the youth we serve. Stay tuned f...
10/23/2020

This year’s Big Gala will look a little different – but will still have a BIG impact on the youth we serve. Stay tuned for exciting updates and get ready to start bidding on October 30.

Donate now at --> www.BigGala20.givesmart.com

#ThrowbackThursday featuring BBBS staff, volunteers, and our partner, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin! Volunteers help...
10/22/2020

#ThrowbackThursday featuring BBBS staff, volunteers, and our partner, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin! Volunteers helped us to assemble meal kits for our families as part of our REACH Family Unity Night Kits On-the-Go. Thank you, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin!

#strongertogether #volunteer #family #bbbs

These two had a great time at the Milwaukee County Zoo - soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the Safari Train for the f...
10/21/2020

These two had a great time at the Milwaukee County Zoo - soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the Safari Train for the first time!

#MaskUp #mentor #bbbs #volunteer #zoo

𝙏𝙤𝙣𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩'𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩! Join us for a - virtual - happy hour to learn more about the how being a mentor can make a BIG impa...
10/21/2020

𝙏𝙤𝙣𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩'𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩! Join us for a - virtual - happy hour to learn more about the how being a mentor can make a BIG impact. Grab a beverage, get comfortable, and get started!

𝙄𝙩'𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙩𝙤𝙤 𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩 --> https://buff.ly/3jiOsED

A BIG Thank you to this years Big Gala Presenting Sponsor, Johnson Controls! We are grateful for your continued support ...
10/20/2020

A BIG Thank you to this years Big Gala Presenting Sponsor, Johnson Controls! We are grateful for your continued support of the youth we serve.

Learn more about this year's Virtual Big Gala and how you can participate --> https://buff.ly/3j9uYSU

Did you know we have a virtual Happy Hour this Wednesday?! Chat with current volunteers and learn more about becoming a ...
10/19/2020
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee: Virtual Happy Hour!

Did you know we have a virtual Happy Hour this Wednesday?! Chat with current volunteers and learn more about becoming a Big, all while enjoying your favorite beverage from the comfort of your home. See you there!

Register for this free event today --> https://buff.ly/2ILClU8

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee (virtually) to learn more about becoming a Big.

Happy Match Anniversary to these School-based matches from September and October!!#matchanniversary #anniversary #bbbs #...
10/19/2020

Happy Match Anniversary to these School-based matches from September and October!!

#matchanniversary #anniversary #bbbs #mentor #strongertogether #mentorIRL

This soon-to-be matched Little Brother was excited to share his new coding skills with BBBS School-based staff by demons...
10/17/2020

This soon-to-be matched Little Brother was excited to share his new coding skills with BBBS School-based staff by demonstrating how he could make the cat graphic 'dance' to various songs. We were impressed and can't wait to see what he learns next!

This match recently had their first 'official' virtual mentoring session of the school year! Both Big and Little Sister ...
10/16/2020

This match recently had their first 'official' virtual mentoring session of the school year! Both Big and Little Sister are navigating virtual learning this year and are happy to have each other to lean on.

#BiggerTogether #KeepKidsConnected #Mentor #BBBS

Check out these paintings from one of our Sister matches! And a glimpse of this Big Sister's #MaskUp creation wishing he...
10/15/2020

Check out these paintings from one of our Sister matches! And a glimpse of this Big Sister's #MaskUp creation wishing her Little a happy birthday!

#BiggerTogether #Mentor #Painting

Have you always wanted to become a mentor but didn't think you had the time? We have altered our recruitment and enrollm...
10/14/2020

Have you always wanted to become a mentor but didn't think you had the time? We have altered our recruitment and enrollment process to allow our recruitment, enrollment, screening, training, and matching to go virtual.

Ready to take the next steps and learn more?

Visit www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/volunteer/meet-us-learn/ to register for an upcoming virtual recruitment event!

#mentor #volunteer #mentorIRL #BBBS

Address

788 N Jefferson St, Ste 600
Milwaukee, WI
53202

General information

Big Brothers Big Sisters serves a targeted population of youth facing adversity throughout Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. Each year, our mentoring program serves approximately 1,400 youth ages 6-18.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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+14142584778

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee’s mission 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.

Since 1975, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee has been the premier provider of youth mentoring services in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. Our mentoring program makes a profound impact in the lives at-risk youth by creating and supporting strong, long-lasting one-to-one relationships between children and caring volunteer adult mentors. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring program offers three unique one-to-one options: 1)Community-based mentoring, 2)School-based mentoring, 3)mentor2.0. In each, volunteers make a minimum two year commitment to mentoring a child; engage with their mentee 3-4 times per month; and provide role modeling, friendship, and guidance to increase positive youth outcomes. We hold ourselves accountable for each child in our mentoring program achieving educational success, avoidance of risky behavior, and social and emotional development.

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Andre and I check in weekly, talking about what is going on in our lives. Andre is excited about a new summer position through the YWCA. Tonight, Andre, Sanju, my Portland granddaughter and I are going to play PSYCH!
Looking for something to do with your little? This is a great opportunity for teens! https://www.facebook.com/events/270291480541489/?ti=ia
Girls Crossfit day out! New work out tips to make us stronger. 💪🏃‍♀️😊👭
Post from Little Preston "Dj" Golden: I couldnt wait until I got old enough to get a Big Brother or Big Sister through BBBS because both my brothers had one and I felt left out. When I finally was old enough for the program and matched I was lucky enough to end up with 2 Bigs! My Big Brother Greg and my Big Sister Heidi, we just celebrated our 1 year match Anniversary and I am happy to have them as my Bigs. Thank You Greg and Heidi!!!
Dan Kieffer, and his Little, Torrance, my Little André, saw First Stage's "Antartica" this afternoon. It is about seven kids in Milwaukee, dealing with the challenging issues that come from growing up in Milwaukee, organizing and being part of the resistance. It was a timely message for our two young men.
Fear the deer! Thx for the tickets!
I have an interest in learning more about this program in the Waukesha area. Can yoh share some of your experiences?
Thank you BBBS for the great tickets and seats to see the MB11 dancers perform. It was the first ballet show for the both of us. 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️👯‍♀️
I am reaching out to you as we at @EchoVoices (link to page https://www.facebook.com/OfficialEchoVoices/) are quite impressed by what your organization and your members embody. Thus, we would like to ask if you are interested in being a contributor for an upcoming social venture that will not only allow your members to connect with each other but reach individuals just as passionate and engaged as you are from all corners of the globe. Based in Orange County, California, we are a social platform focused on causes, doing good, and movements across the globe. There are 4 major parts to our website: 1. Voices: This is for members to share their thoughts and the heart of the platform which is where the name of our platform comes from. 2. World: (News/ Articles/ Opinions/ Insights) We scour all over the world and discover the most interesting, unique, and thought-provoking articles, videos, stories, art, documentaries, and movements that cannot be found on mainstream media to provide our members different perspectives. 3. Mentoring: Members can pose questions to our mentors who are thoughtful leaders in their respective fields. 4. Petition, Movement, and Pay It Forward: To inspire and encourage our members to speak up, share their passions, and inspire others to do the right thing. As a contributor, you will get to interact with like-minded individuals also seeking to raise their voice and be a part of a growing community that is making a real impact on our society. It is important for us to note that this site is not for everyone. We encourage members to think critically about these various issues just as much as the sheer act of speaking up. That is where the challenge lies. Are you up for the challenge? If so, please visit our website: www.echovoices.com.
Best program ever I was matched when I was nine on Halloween day and I'm currently 22 and my big sister never left my side she's amazing 😍 #GoodMorningGetInvolved
November and I had a great time at the Brewers game tonight!!
Thank you so for for the movie and snacks!! My boys and I loved the movie!! The school supplies are greatly appreciated!! Thank you to this program and everyone involved!!!