About Us

We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.

Our Mission

To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Our Vision

All children achieve success in life.

Positive Youth Outcomes

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides “best in class” one-to-one youth mentoring services to children facing adversity in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. Through strong one-to-one relationships with caring volunteer mentors, youth achieve:

  • Educational success

  • Avoidance of risky behavior

  • Social and emotional development

Our Affiliation

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides “best in class” one-to-one youth mentoring services to children facing adversity in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. Through strong one-to-one relationships with caring volunteer mentors, youth achieve:

  • Research supported by the nation’s leading youth mentoring experts

  • Evaluation systems and technology

  • Nationwide best practices

Gold Standard Agency

In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee was awarded the “Gold Standard Award” from the Nationwide Leadership Council of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.  Winning agencies are recognized for outstanding performance, including high retention rates, high quality case management, and financial stability.  This award identifies the top 5% of the 306 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies nationwide.

The Pinnacle Award

In 2015 and 2016, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee received the prestigious “Pinnacle Award” from the Nationwide Leadership Council of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.  This award celebrates program and agency excellence. They are given to agencies whose program performance, including match retention rates, professional match support and fiscal responsibility exceed National averages. Other determining factors include staff and board dedication, integrity, and leadership exemplifying professional mastery in the non-profit service delivery area of one-to-one mentoring. 

Winning agencies have met all qualifications for the Gold Standard award for two or more consecutive years. The Pinnacle Award identifies the top 2% of all Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies nationwide.