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MISSION & HISTORY

ABOUT US

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

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands would like to acknowledge the Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha) and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (Sioux) land that we are on today along with all the Indigenous Peoples of this community that are still here today. We do this to reaffirm our commitment and responsibility to improve relationships between nations and improve our understanding of local Indigenous peoples and their cultures. We are not experts, but we are committed to continuing our education on how we can best serve as allies to our community.

CHANGING PERSPECTIVES. CHANGING LIVES.

For more than 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As a donor and volunteer supported organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 21, throughout the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area. We develop positive friendships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

We value diversity, and no person will be denied equal opportunity to volunteer or employment because of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

VISION

All youth achieve their full potential.

MISSION

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

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

FUTURE PLANNING

Click HERE to view our Strategic Plan for 2018-2020.

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Couple,