What does Big Brothers Big Sisters Do?

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin – an affiliate of the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network -- matches children ages 7 to 13 with an adult, couple or even a family who is able to meet with the child at least two times a month for at least a year-long commitment. Our school-based program in Door County allows mentors as young as 14 to participate and meet with a child during lunch or after school at the school site.


Think back to when you were a youth, other than your parents, who impacted your life in a special way? Who was that special person who always cheered you on? BBBSNEW provides this lifetime memory and impact through our mentors simply being the selves. It’s the gift of time.


How does bowling help Big Brothers Big Sisters?

Helping kids has never been so fun. Participating in Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a fantastic way to directly impact the lives of children in Door County by raising money to support our programs.


If your company is looking for positive exposure, sponsorship of a Big Brothers Big Sisters event allows you to reach a select group of leading executives and business professionals, and the community while helping to build strong futures for children and our community.


How a Big becomes a Big - and a Little, a Little.

Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through an extensive background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. And we provide full support from the start, so matches can grow into lasting, fruitful friendships. It’s also important to note that the entire matching process is made possible through donations - we can’t do what we do best without them!


What are a Big and Little to do?

Each match is unique. Getting together doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activity—just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big already enjoy. For example:

  • Playing catch

  • Reading books

  • Getting ice cream

  • Going to a museum

  • Providing advice and inspiration

BBBSNEW helps provide structured, group activities to make participating easier for volunteer Bigs and to strengthen the bond between a Big and a Little. Called REACH activities, they are designed to ignite an interest in activities including recreation, education and careers, arts and culture, civic engagement and health and fitness. For more information about our programs or to sponsor a REACH activity, contact us at info@bbbsnew.org or 920-498-2227.