It starts with a Little
Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been changing children’s lives by matching them with caring adults to guide them on a path to success.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks. Start Something BIG!
Millions of children need a caring adult role model.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the Gold Standard of mentoring. We take “Littles” (children in our community that need a positive role model) and Match them with “Bigs” (adult volunteers in our community that want to change the life of a child for forever) and put them in a professionally monitored intentional relationship. We work with the parents and guardians of these children to set goals and markers and then measure success in every Match.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a National organization with over 400 offices worldwide. The office that services Jasper/Newton Counties is located in Joplin, Missouri in the United Way building located at 3510 East 3rd Street.
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Please call (417) 626-9244, or email our team here to see how you can become involved today.
Community Based Matches
Matches where the Big and the Little meet for two hours a week building a relationship and striving to reach their goals. They meet at different locations in our community – sometimes doing something just for fun, sometimes serving someone else, sometimes reading together and sometimes working on goals. It is a very intentional relationship designed to change a child’s life for the better forever.
Sight Based Matches
Matches that meet once a week at a particular site (like a school for lunch and recess). They meet approximately 40 minutes a week at the same location and time. They too have goals they work to achieve.
If you have a child who is in crisis for whatever reason, we are looking for you. We want you to sign your child up, and get the process started.
We are also looking for volunteers. Most of our volunteers are our Bigs who work in one-to-one relationships with the Littles in making their lives better for forever.
All children achieve success in life.
Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters ensures that the children in its program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 113-year history. With over 300 affiliates across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters has served more than 2 million children (“Littles”) in the past 10 years. Learn more at www.bbbs.org.