About

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn't do any of it without you.

For 49 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through 18. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Mission

is to impact youth by empowering them to discover and achieve their goals through meaningful mentoring relationships.

Vision

is to create a community where youth can achieve their goals.

Accountability

By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

• Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships

• Avoidance of risky behaviors

• Educational success

Ways to Get Involved

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, or advocate you have the power to change a child's future for the better.