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.

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05/04/2021

Have you ever thought about becoming a Big Brother or a Big Sister? Take 30 minutes from your day to learn how you can inspire change by becoming a mentor! We have six opportunities this month to learn more — sign up today >> https://becomeabig.eventbrite.com

04/29/2021
04/28/2021

The snow's all gone, so we thought some signs for people to show their support and help us find new Bigs might be nice! Interested in mentoring? Visit www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/volunteer today!

Today’s Post is dedicated to the Canar Family! These girls are evolving into wise and mature young ladies, thanks in par...
04/23/2021

Today’s Post is dedicated to the Canar Family! These girls are evolving into wise and mature young ladies, thanks in part, to their mother Suzy. Suzy has been a fantastic partner and supporter of BBBS and we are so grateful for her support! The School-based team has enjoyed being on this journey with your family and looks forward to the potential your future holds and the continued stories and adventures to come! #familyfriday

Today’s Post is dedicated to the Canar Family! These girls are evolving into wise and mature young ladies, thanks in part, to their mother Suzy. Suzy has been a fantastic partner and supporter of BBBS and we are so grateful for her support! The School-based team has enjoyed being on this journey with your family and looks forward to the potential your future holds and the continued stories and adventures to come! #familyfriday

Happy Earth Day! BBBS celebrated Earth Week with the Urban Ecology Center this week! Bigs and Littles enjoyed a night of...
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day! BBBS celebrated Earth Week with the Urban Ecology Center this week! Bigs and Littles enjoyed a night of virtual learning from prairie to ponds, we covered it all! #ecosystems, #youngscientist

Happy Earth Day! BBBS celebrated Earth Week with the Urban Ecology Center this week! Bigs and Littles enjoyed a night of virtual learning from prairie to ponds, we covered it all! #ecosystems, #youngscientist

Did you miss one of virtual information sessions this month? Don't worry! You can still attend one of our upcoming virtu...
04/21/2021

Did you miss one of virtual information sessions this month? Don't worry! You can still attend one of our upcoming virtual sessions. Best part is, it will only take 30 minutes of your day! Register for FREE at https://becomeabig.eventbrite.com.

Did you miss one of virtual information sessions this month? Don't worry! You can still attend one of our upcoming virtual sessions. Best part is, it will only take 30 minutes of your day! Register for FREE at https://becomeabig.eventbrite.com.

Happy #MatchAnniversary to these April Community-based Matches!
04/21/2021

Happy #MatchAnniversary to these April Community-based Matches!

Happy #MatchAnniversary to these April Community-based Matches!

Happy National Volunteer Week! A big shout out to all of our Bigs and volunteers!
04/19/2021

Happy National Volunteer Week! A big shout out to all of our Bigs and volunteers!

Happy National Volunteer Week! A big shout out to all of our Bigs and volunteers!

A BIG thanks to Johnson Controls, whose employees exceeded their fundraising goal for our Bowl for Kids’ Sake campaign! ...
04/16/2021

A BIG thanks to Johnson Controls, whose employees exceeded their fundraising goal for our Bowl for Kids’ Sake campaign! In 2021 their contribution will be able to enroll 43 more at-risk children in our mentoring program and support their matches for the entire year. That’s 43 local kids who will most likely graduate from high school on time well-prepared for college or career, stay out of the juvenile justice system, not experience teen pregnancy, and become confident, well-rounded adults ready to take on the world and achieve their dreams. It just doesn’t get any better than that! Support Bowl for Kids’ Sake by visiting bbbsmilwaukee.org/bfks2021! @johnsoncontrols

A BIG thanks to Johnson Controls, whose employees exceeded their fundraising goal for our Bowl for Kids’ Sake campaign! In 2021 their contribution will be able to enroll 43 more at-risk children in our mentoring program and support their matches for the entire year. That’s 43 local kids who will most likely graduate from high school on time well-prepared for college or career, stay out of the juvenile justice system, not experience teen pregnancy, and become confident, well-rounded adults ready to take on the world and achieve their dreams. It just doesn’t get any better than that! Support Bowl for Kids’ Sake by visiting bbbsmilwaukee.org/bfks2021! @johnsoncontrols

We're looking for a marketing/communications guru to join our team here at Big Brothers Big Sisters! Find more informati...
04/15/2021

We're looking for a marketing/communications guru to join our team here at Big Brothers Big Sisters! Find more information at www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/careers.

We're looking for a marketing/communications guru to join our team here at Big Brothers Big Sisters! Find more information at www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/careers.

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a Big? Join us for a fun virtual (and free!) event to learn about our mentor...
04/13/2021

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a Big? Join us for a fun virtual (and free!) event to learn about our mentoring opportunities, meet current volunteers, and be entered to win a prize just for participating! There's still time to sign up for one of our April events to learn how you can join the mentoring movement! https://becomeabig.eventbrite.com

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a Big? Join us for a fun virtual (and free!) event to learn about our mentoring opportunities, meet current volunteers, and be entered to win a prize just for participating! There's still time to sign up for one of our April events to learn how you can join the mentoring movement! https://becomeabig.eventbrite.com

The School-based Mentoring Program is especially grateful for all of the parents and guardians who allow us to help guid...
04/09/2021

The School-based Mentoring Program is especially grateful for all of the parents and guardians who allow us to help guide their children and support them in various ways. Today, we would like to give a shout out to the Perkins Family! We have enjoyed getting to know you while watching and supporting each match and child as they flourish. We want to thank Lisa for being a strong and positive driving force in their lives and a great partner in our program!

The School-based Mentoring Program is especially grateful for all of the parents and guardians who allow us to help guide their children and support them in various ways. Today, we would like to give a shout out to the Perkins Family! We have enjoyed getting to know you while watching and supporting each match and child as they flourish. We want to thank Lisa for being a strong and positive driving force in their lives and a great partner in our program!

There are many ways to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and attending a virtual informational session is a gre...
04/05/2021

There are many ways to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and attending a virtual informational session is a great next step. Take 30 minutes from your day to learn how you can inspire change by becoming a mentor! We have NINE opportunities this month to learn more — sign up today >> https://becomeabig.eventbrite.com

There are many ways to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and attending a virtual informational session is a great next step. Take 30 minutes from your day to learn how you can inspire change by becoming a mentor! We have NINE opportunities this month to learn more — sign up today >> https://becomeabig.eventbrite.com

Big Sister Simran and Little Sister Georgia have been matched for a year and a half. They enjoy talking, art and sharing...
04/05/2021

Big Sister Simran and Little Sister Georgia have been matched for a year and a half. They enjoy talking, art and sharing time together, and formed a strong relationship that has continued after Simran's graduation from UWM last spring. They continued to communicate by email, phone and text after schools were closed and BBBS moved to virtual program. They continue to show growth in their friendship, supporting each other. Thanks Simran for all you do! #InspireChange

Big Sister Simran and Little Sister Georgia have been matched for a year and a half. They enjoy talking, art and sharing time together, and formed a strong relationship that has continued after Simran's graduation from UWM last spring. They continued to communicate by email, phone and text after schools were closed and BBBS moved to virtual program. They continue to show growth in their friendship, supporting each other. Thanks Simran for all you do! #InspireChange

Legendary bowler for BBBS Bowl for Kids' Sake. Is an even more legendary Big. We need more recruits like Kristin. Tag so...
04/04/2021

Legendary bowler for BBBS Bowl for Kids' Sake. Is an even more legendary Big. We need more recruits like Kristin. Tag someone you think can be the next legendary mentor and tell them why!

Legendary bowler for BBBS Bowl for Kids' Sake. Is an even more legendary Big. We need more recruits like Kristin. Tag someone you think can be the next legendary mentor and tell them why!

April is National Volunteer Month, started in 1991 to encourage volunteerism in young people. Thanks to all our Bigs and...
04/02/2021

April is National Volunteer Month, started in 1991 to encourage volunteerism in young people. Thanks to all our Bigs and volunteers who help support our mission!

April is National Volunteer Month, started in 1991 to encourage volunteerism in young people. Thanks to all our Bigs and volunteers who help support our mission!

April is Celebrate Diversity Month, first recognized in 2004 to honor the diversity that is all around us. Celebrate dif...
04/01/2021

April is Celebrate Diversity Month, first recognized in 2004 to honor the diversity that is all around us. Celebrate differences and similarities you share with the people in your life!

April is Celebrate Diversity Month, first recognized in 2004 to honor the diversity that is all around us. Celebrate differences and similarities you share with the people in your life!

Are you ready to become a Defender of Potential? There is still time to register for our final Match Madness virtual rec...
03/29/2021

Are you ready to become a Defender of Potential? There is still time to register for our final Match Madness virtual recruitment event on April 2. Join us to learn how you can ignite the power and promise of a youth in your community! Register today at https://bbbsmke-match-madness.eventbrite.com.

Are you ready to become a Defender of Potential? There is still time to register for our final Match Madness virtual recruitment event on April 2. Join us to learn how you can ignite the power and promise of a youth in your community! Register today at https://bbbsmke-match-madness.eventbrite.com.

Defender of potential. Giver of great advice. Friend of all friends. A legendary Big Sister. We need more Tammis, so tag...
03/23/2021

Defender of potential. Giver of great advice. Friend of all friends. A legendary Big Sister. We need more Tammis, so tag someone you think can be a legendary mentor for one of our Littles and tell them why. #inspirechange

Defender of potential. Giver of great advice. Friend of all friends. A legendary Big Sister. We need more Tammis, so tag someone you think can be a legendary mentor for one of our Littles and tell them why. #inspirechange

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee is excited to be the featured non-profit organization at the July 29 Milwauk...
03/23/2021

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee is excited to be the featured non-profit organization at the July 29 Milwaukee Milkman game! A portion of ticket sales for this game will directly support Big Brothers Big Sisters, tickets are available on presale now at https://fevo.me/bbbs!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee is excited to be the featured non-profit organization at the July 29 Milwaukee Milkman game! A portion of ticket sales for this game will directly support Big Brothers Big Sisters, tickets are available on presale now at https://fevo.me/bbbs!

03/22/2021

Congratulations to Little Brother Kamani, who was chosen as one of ten finalists in the 1st Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition Milwaukee Regional Finals! We'll be cheering you on later this month!

Celebrating our March School-Based anniversaries! Happy #MatchAnniversary!
03/22/2021

Celebrating our March School-Based anniversaries! Happy #MatchAnniversary!

Celebrating our March School-Based anniversaries! Happy #MatchAnniversary!

This Family Friday, we would like to recognize one of our many families working in healthcare. Rochelle, thank you for a...
03/19/2021

This Family Friday, we would like to recognize one of our many families working in healthcare. Rochelle, thank you for all the hats you wear phenomenally including being a parent in our program. We appreciate the support you give to Bigs, and our program, and the community.

There’s still time to register for one of our Match Madness virtual recruitment events on March 24 or April 2. Join the ...
03/18/2021

There’s still time to register for one of our Match Madness virtual recruitment events on March 24 or April 2. Join the movement and learn what it means to be a Mentor, how to apply, and be entered to win an Amazon Gift Card just for participating! Register today at https://bbbsmke-match-madness.eventbrite.com.

There’s still time to register for one of our Match Madness virtual recruitment events on March 24 or April 2. Join the movement and learn what it means to be a Mentor, how to apply, and be entered to win an Amazon Gift Card just for participating! Register today at https://bbbsmke-match-madness.eventbrite.com.

Happy #MatchAnniversary to these March Community-based Matches!
03/15/2021

Happy #MatchAnniversary to these March Community-based Matches!

Happy #MatchAnniversary to these March Community-based Matches!

We've got 44 new names on our BIG board, but our Big Draft is far from over - about 300 Littles in our area are still wa...
03/15/2021

We've got 44 new names on our BIG board, but our Big Draft is far from over - about 300 Littles in our area are still waiting for a mentor! Know someone who would be interested? Tag them or have them visit https://www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/volunteer/ today!

We've got 44 new names on our BIG board, but our Big Draft is far from over - about 300 Littles in our area are still waiting for a mentor! Know someone who would be interested? Tag them or have them visit https://www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/volunteer/ today!

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re calling on the unstoppable women in Milwaukee to mentor the next generation of fe...
03/12/2021

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re calling on the unstoppable women in Milwaukee to mentor the next generation of female leaders. Help us spread the word by tagging a woman who inspires you.

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re calling on the unstoppable women in Milwaukee to mentor the next generation of female leaders. Help us spread the word by tagging a woman who inspires you.

A BIG Family Friday shout out to the King Family! The King Family has been in our program for over ten years! We want to...
03/12/2021

A BIG Family Friday shout out to the King Family! The King Family has been in our program for over ten years! We want to thank you for the many years of support, positivity and engagement with BBBS whether it be at REACH events, Match Support calls and everything else in between. We are so proud of the personal and educational successes you all have had and can’t wait to cheer you on through everything else to come! #unity #StrongerTogether

A BIG Family Friday shout out to the King Family! The King Family has been in our program for over ten years! We want to thank you for the many years of support, positivity and engagement with BBBS whether it be at REACH events, Match Support calls and everything else in between. We are so proud of the personal and educational successes you all have had and can’t wait to cheer you on through everything else to come! #unity #StrongerTogether

03/09/2021

We had a fun interactive virtual activity for our newest matches! Smart Start is designed to help build match relationships, set goals, and meet other matches, and connect to BBBS! The words of one our Littles: I can't wait to meet you all in REAL LIFE!'

Join us for one of our Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Match Madness virtual recruitment events on March 17, 24, and April 2 a...
03/09/2021

Join us for one of our Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Match Madness virtual recruitment events on March 17, 24, and April 2 and learn how you can make a BIG difference in your community! Join the mentoring movement today at https://bbbsmke-match-madness.eventbrite.com.

Join us for one of our Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Match Madness virtual recruitment events on March 17, 24, and April 2 and learn how you can make a BIG difference in your community! Join the mentoring movement today at https://bbbsmke-match-madness.eventbrite.com.

For March Mentor Monday, we recognize Big Sister Janka. Janka, thank you for all that you do and for always making Anqel...
03/08/2021

For March Mentor Monday, we recognize Big Sister Janka. Janka, thank you for all that you do and for always making Anqelique smile!

For March Mentor Monday, we recognize Big Sister Janka. Janka, thank you for all that you do and for always making Anqelique smile!

BBBS ALL STAR BIGS AND LITTLES joined us for at fun purposeful night of trivia about the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA! In...
03/05/2021

BBBS ALL STAR BIGS AND LITTLES joined us for at fun purposeful night of trivia about the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA! Intentional teachable moments of educational success, social and racial justice, knowledge and fun facts about the game included throughout the night.
Milwaukee Bucks NBA Cares

BBBS ALL STAR BIGS AND LITTLES joined us for at fun purposeful night of trivia about the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA! Intentional teachable moments of educational success, social and racial justice, knowledge and fun facts about the game included throughout the night.
Milwaukee Bucks NBA Cares

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788 N Jefferson St, Ste 600
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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.

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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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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. 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️👯‍♀️
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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!!