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Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. 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.

A Little Guidance

83% of former Littles surveyed agree that their Big instilled values and principles that have guided them through life.

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Changing perspectives. Changing lives.

Since 1975, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As part of the nation's largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, we make meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6-18, in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Click here to view our 2016 Annual Report and learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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

Vision: all children achieve success in life.

Our Impact

Children in our one-to-one mentoring relationships improve in school, avoid risky and delinquent behaviors, achieve higher self-esteem, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others.

In 2016, youth in our program achieved the following outcomes: 

  • 80% improved educational expectations
  • 74% improved attitudes towards risky behavior
  • 78% improved social skills like higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships

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501(c)3 Determination

Certificate of Exempt Status 

1Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures

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