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.
Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
All youth achieve their full potential.
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:
Avoidance of risky behavior
Social and emotional development
Big Brothers Big Sisters is an independent affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation's oldest and largest youth mentoring organization. For over 110 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has implemented, developed, and perfected its unique, evidence-based professionally-supported one-to-one mentoring model across the country. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America provides us with:
National standards, policies, and procedures focused on child safety
Research and program development supported by the nation’s leading youth mentoring experts
Evaluation systems and technology
Nationwide best practices shared by nearly 300 affiliates across the country
Gold Standard Agency
Since 2014, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee has been recognized as a “Gold Standard" Agency by 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 over 250 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies nationwide.
The Pinnacle Award
In 2019, for the fourth consecutive year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee received the prestigious “Pinnacle Award” from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. This award is the highest honor a Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate can earn and is achieved through delivering exceptional program metrics and outcomes, including high retention rates, high quality case management, and fiscal stability. We were one of six agencies—of nearly 300 across the country—to receive the Pinnacle Award, and the only one in the nation to receive it four years in a row.
Winning agencies have met all qualifications for the Gold Standard award for two or more consecutive years. The Pinnacle Award identifies the top 1% of all Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies nationwide.