Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sedgwick County
310 E 2nd St N | Wichita, KS 67202 | Sedgwick County | 316-290-8803
Children / Families
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters (KSBBBS) matches children facing adversity with caring, adult mentors. We believe that all children - regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or family background - can achieve success in life, especially with the guidance and support of a caring adult mentor. These one-to-one professionally-supported friendships last a minimum of one year. However, the effects of these friendships last a lifetime.
Many relationships between Bigs and Littles fall under our Community Based program. These Matches participate in one-to-one outings and activities doing things they enjoy together, like taking a walk in the park, going to a museum, or just hanging out and talking.
Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles during the week in the evenings. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them.
Site Based Matches spend time together at the Little's school or an alternate designated location. School Based matches are not limited to the classroom. Of course, some Littles do talk with their Bigs about class, or do homework, or read together, but it's perfectly fine to shoot hoops in the gym or play on the playground. Matches who spend time together at an alternate designated location often participate in preplanned activities, but are not limited to those activities alone.