Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters racine and kenosha

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Racine and Kenosha  

December 2019

Agency Name

Big Brothers Big Sisters Racine and Kenosha

Agency Mission

Change children’s lives.  We are on a mission to inspire children’s passions and encourage them to achieve success in life. 

United Way-funded program

Community Mentorship Program 

Program Highlights

We create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth through mentor recruitment and support.  

We utilize a specialized survey program that helps us manage and track our adult child relationships for the betterment of the child.

After a year of mentoring, our youth see tremendous outcomes having reported the following:

  • 92% have more confidence
  • 92% plan to graduate high school and attend college
  • 97% report having reduced risky behaviors
  • 93% have a greater sense of belonging

In addition, there is more Life Satisfaction, Social-Emotional Learning, Special Interest and Hobbies.

How does the United Way funding help your organization achieve its mission?

Without your funds more time would be invested in fund raising rather than support services for youth.  We seek innovative ways to serve youth.  For example, we are embarking on programs with local colleges, where collegiate serve as mentors and bigs.  We are also working with RUSD and local elementary schools to serve youth through innovative lunch and after school programs.

How can volunteers get involved? 

Volunteers can register to become a mentor or serve on our board of directors or volunteer to assist the office staff.  Call 262-637-7625 to learn more about how you can serve.