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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It’s time for THE BIG DRAFT 2021. If you know someone who’d make a great mentor, tag them and tell them why you’re draft...
02/15/2021

It’s time for THE BIG DRAFT 2021. If you know someone who’d make a great mentor, tag them and tell them why you’re drafting them to our team of Bigs. Learn more at https://www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/volunteer/

It’s time for THE BIG DRAFT 2021. If you know someone who’d make a great mentor, tag them and tell them why you’re draft...
02/15/2021

It’s time for THE BIG DRAFT 2021. If you know someone who’d make a great mentor, tag them and tell them why you’re drafting them to our team of Bigs. #BigDraft2021 #StrongerTogether

Today we honor Norman Francis, who had a number of firsts. He was the first African American to earn a JD degree from Lo...
02/15/2021

Today we honor Norman Francis, who had a number of firsts. He was the first African American to earn a JD degree from Loyola University, the first African American President of Xavier University in New Orleans, and later helped form the Liberty Bank of New Orleans. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006. #BlackHistoryMonth

02/11/2021
MLK - Keep the Dream Alive

Big Shout out to our Community based Bigs and Littles who joined us for a special activity last month to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy. Matches worked together and created “We Have a Dream” speech and shared their vision for our world.

The Milwaukee Fire Department Administration Building will be renamed for Alonzo Robinson, the first licensed Black arch...
02/09/2021

The Milwaukee Fire Department Administration Building will be renamed for Alonzo Robinson, the first licensed Black architect in both the city of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin. #BlackHistoryMonth

Football season is never really over. We've teamed with NFL's Inspire Change to recruit the next generation of leaders. ...
02/08/2021

Football season is never really over. We've teamed with NFL's Inspire Change to recruit the next generation of leaders. Tag someone who'd make a great Big. Visit BBBSBA.org to join the team! #BBBS #BigDraft

Happy #MatchAnniversary to these February Community-based Matches!
02/08/2021

Happy #MatchAnniversary to these February Community-based Matches!

The School-based Mentoring Program hosted Trivia Night for families over Zoom. Both the parents and kids learned a lot, ...
02/05/2021

The School-based Mentoring Program hosted Trivia Night for families over Zoom. Both the parents and kids learned a lot, like the fact BBBS Milwaukee served 1,260 kids last year, that The Weeknd will perform at the Super Bowl this year and that the longest winning streak in the NBA is held by the LA Lakers. Families were thrilled to have fun together and so was the staff who enjoyed seeing our families faces on the screen and exchanging many laughs!

Today we are highlighting Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space! On September 12, 1992 Mae boarded the ...
02/05/2021

Today we are highlighting Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space! On September 12, 1992 Mae boarded the space shuttle, Endeavor, spending 190 hours in space. Fun fact: Mae speaks four different languages-- English, Russian, Japanese and Swahili!
#BlackHistoryMonth

Milwaukee Repertory Theater
02/05/2021

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Join us next week for the second event in our virtual series, “We Rise: MKE’s Celebration of Black History Month”! On Monday, Feb. 8 at 7pm CT we will hear from African American artists and staff, past and present at Milwaukee Rep including Natrea Blake, Kara Harmon, Tara Kelly, Nikiya Mathis, Tyrone Phillips, Ryan Quinn, Trustee James Phelps and Rep staff members Tammy Belton-Davis, N’Jameh Camara, Devin Christor, Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj and Hope Parow. Emceed by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s Tarik Moody, tune in via Facebook Live or YouTube Live; visit our website for more details >> http://bit.ly/WeRiseMKE

January's Game Day was a Big success! We had a sampler of games to explore the power of play. Everyone got on their feet...
02/03/2021

January's Game Day was a Big success! We had a sampler of games to explore the power of play. Everyone got on their feet, moved around, learned how to play games you can do on your own, and met other matches. Thanks to our guest Coach PJ from Playworks Wisconsin, who taught us some fun games to play together. We finished the day with animal alphabet tag, and silly story scramble. #StrongerTogether #makerecesscount

It is officially #BlackHistoryMonth! This month BBBS will be celebrating the rich history of African-Americans and highl...
02/02/2021

It is officially #BlackHistoryMonth! This month BBBS will be celebrating the rich history of African-Americans and highlighting individuals who have and continue to pave the way for people of all walks of life. Stay tuned!

Have you ever thought about becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister but didn’t know how to get started? Starting this month...
02/02/2021

Have you ever thought about becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister but didn’t know how to get started? Starting this month, we will be offering weekly virtual informational sessions so you can learn more about how you can make a BIG difference in your community. Sign up today at https://www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/volunteer/meet-us-learn/. #StrongerTogether

Hartford’s very own Mrs. Peoples has been selected by the steering committee of Milwaukee’s annual Dr. Martin Luther Kin...
02/01/2021

Hartford’s very own Mrs. Peoples has been selected by the steering committee of Milwaukee’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration for her high level of commitment by encouraging her students to submit art, essays, and speeches in honor of Dr. King. She has also been a partner and huge supporter of BBBS by encouraging her students to sign up and supporting our Bigs with her students. Congratulations Mrs. Peoples!

Check this out! Joyce Peoples of MPS Hartford Ave. University School has been selected as Teacher of the Year by Milwaukee’s annual Dr. King Birthday Celebration.

Read the full story at: https://bit.ly/2KYKaaA

Mrs. Peoples you make us #MPSProud!

One more #NationalMentoringMonth shout-out featuring School-based Big Sister Megan and Little Sister Maya! These two hav...
01/29/2021

One more #NationalMentoringMonth shout-out featuring School-based Big Sister Megan and Little Sister Maya! These two have missed in-person activities like playing games, but even more so – making art and coloring together. However, in the virtual world, they love the Mad Libs! The two have been supporting each other throughout their virtual learning journey – and Maya is enjoying her virtual math class!

Thank you for being a Big, Megan!

We are #StrongerTogether.

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01/29/2021

We are #BiggerTogether. This #ThankYourMentorDay, we honor all Bigs, Littles and local leaders across the nation who continue to create safe spaces, support and show-up for each other–being physically distant and socially accessible. But we need more caring, positive adults to #KeepKidsConnected by becoming a mentor and powering our collective recovery in communities nationwide. Find out how you can become a Big today: https://bit.ly/2QBcC1c

01/28/2021
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We got the beat in our feet and added some grooves to our moves! Thanks to Danceworks for a fun and energetic night of hip-hop dance and to our Bigs and Littles who took time to get up and moving. #letsmove

Big Sister Heather has been matched with Little Sister Temperance for over 5 years! Heather has been an outstanding ment...
01/27/2021

Big Sister Heather has been matched with Little Sister Temperance for over 5 years! Heather has been an outstanding mentor and has given back to the agency in many other ways, including serving on our gala committee and donating winter apparel. Thank you and happy #NationalMentoringMonth, Heather!

#StrongerTogether

Learn more about becoming a Big at www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/volunteer.

01/26/2021

Community based matches started the year off right joining us for a virtual visit at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Bigs and Littles learned more about the work they do to help animals and to see some of the animals ready for adoption at the Milwaukee Campus! #wischumanesociety #StrongerTogether

Happy #NationalMentoringMonth to Big Sister Cameron and Little Sister Anijah! Cameron has been an amazing Big Sister to ...
01/25/2021

Happy #NationalMentoringMonth to Big Sister Cameron and Little Sister Anijah! Cameron has been an amazing Big Sister to Anijah for over two years, forming a true sisterhood. No matter what, they are always there for one another with a listening ear or warm smile on hard day.

Thank you, Cameron, for being a great Big Sister!

#StrongerTogether

#NationalMentoringMonth shout-out to Big Brother Steve and Little Brother Mitch!The match has continued to meet weekly e...
01/23/2021

#NationalMentoringMonth shout-out to Big Brother Steve and Little Brother Mitch!

The match has continued to meet weekly either virtually or in-person throughout 2020. Over the summer, they enjoyed fishing, cooking, and going to every mini golf course they could find! Mitch’s interests change often and Steve enjoys exploring every spark. Thank you for all that you do, Steve!

Learn more about volunteering at www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/volunteer.

#mentorIRL #StrongerTogether

01/22/2021
National Mentoring Month

We held a virtual BIG Appreciation and Trivia Night. Can you guess how many children we served in 2020?

#NationalMentoringMonth shout-out!mentor2.0 Mentor Karrie has built a strong relationship with her Mentee. Whether it’s ...
01/21/2021

#NationalMentoringMonth shout-out!

mentor2.0 Mentor Karrie has built a strong relationship with her Mentee. Whether it’s through email exchanges, trading song ideas, program events, or simply following up on what they did that weekend, the two work hard to maintain their connection. Thank you, Karrie, for being there for your mentee and making sure she knows that anything is possible!

#StrongerTogether

Happy #NationalMentoringMonth to Big Sister Gisela and Little Sister Alondra! Gisela has been matched with her Little Si...
01/19/2021

Happy #NationalMentoringMonth to Big Sister Gisela and Little Sister Alondra!

Gisela has been matched with her Little Sister Alondra for almost four years. During this time, Gisela has gone above and beyond to be a consistent, positive Latina role model for her. Alondra has been able to develop her interest in promoting cultural diversity both in and outside of the classroom thanks to Gisela’s support. Thanks, Gisela, for being such an amazing mentor!

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#StrongerTogether #Mentor #MentorIRL

Today we honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKDay
01/18/2021

Today we honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKDay

A BIG shout-out to these School-based matches on their #MatchAnniversary!
01/18/2021

A BIG shout-out to these School-based matches on their #MatchAnniversary!

We missed a few names on our monthly Community-based #MatchAnniversary post this week - so here's another shout-out to t...
01/16/2021

We missed a few names on our monthly Community-based #MatchAnniversary post this week - so here's another shout-out to these matches with January anniversaries! Thank you for being a part of BBBS 💚

Another #NationalMentoringMonth shout-out featuring Community-based Big Sister Stevee. Stevee and her Little Sister Apri...
01/15/2021

Another #NationalMentoringMonth shout-out featuring Community-based Big Sister Stevee. Stevee and her Little Sister April will celebrate their two-year anniversary in April! They enjoy trying new things and visiting new places together. Stevee always looks for the good in every situation and helps her Little do the same. Thank you for all you do and being an amazing Big Sister!

Learn more about volunteering with us at www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/volunteer

Join us TODAY at 9 a.m. for a FREE virtual recruitment event!Did you know a little time can make a BIG difference in the...
01/14/2021

Join us TODAY at 9 a.m. for a FREE virtual recruitment event!

Did you know a little time can make a BIG difference in the life of a youth? There are HUNDREDS of Little Brothers and Sisters on our waiting list that could use a mentor just like YOU.

Register here --> https://buff.ly/3i8ls3F

In the fourth year of their match in the mentor2.0 program, Mentor Brandon has worked hard to prepare Mentee Gabriel for...
01/13/2021

In the fourth year of their match in the mentor2.0 program, Mentor Brandon has worked hard to prepare Mentee Gabriel for his upcoming graduation and life after high school. Even though he is the one mentoring, Brandon shared “the opportunity to try and bring a different perspective to a young man’s life has brought me overall confidence that I can give back a small fraction of what so many people have done for me in my past.”

Happy #NationalMentoringMonth! Thank you for all the you do, Brandon.

Visit www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/volunteer to learn more about becoming a Mentor.

Thank you, @SirJacksonLewisLee, 2021 Golden Globe® Ambassador for sharing the importance of mentoring, at a time when yo...
01/12/2021
2021 Golden Globe Ambassador Jackson Lee selects Big Brothers Big Sisters of America as philanthropic cause he will support during his ambassadorship - Big Brothers Big Sisters of America - Youth Mentoring

Thank you, @SirJacksonLewisLee, 2021 Golden Globe® Ambassador for sharing the importance of mentoring, at a time when youth need support, now more than ever! @GoldenGlobes #BiggerTogether

https://www.bbbs.org/2021/01/jackson-lee-selects-big-brothers-big-sisters-of-america-as-philanthropic-cause-he-will-support-during-his-ambassadorship/?preview=true&_thumbnail_id=6962

Los Angeles, (January 12, 2021) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of America receives national recognition…

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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.

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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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+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!
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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!!