Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a difference since 1904
For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids' perspectives and give them a chance to reach their potential. And we have over a century of donors, advocates and volunteers just like to you thank.
It all started in 1904, in a New York city court clerk named Ernest Coulter was seeing more and more boys come through his courtroom. He recognized that caring adults could help many of these kids stay out of trouble and he set out to find volunteers. That marked the beginning of the Big Brothers movement.
At around the same time, the members of a group called Ladies of Charity were befriending girls who had come through the New York Children's Court. . That group would later become Catholic Big Sisters.
Both groups continued to work independently unil 1977 Big Brothers Association and Big Sisters International joined forces and became Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Today, Big Brothers Big Sisters remains true to our founders' vision of bringing caring role models into the lives of caring mentors in over 400 agencies world wide. There is a Big Brothers Big Sisters program in every state and in 12 different countries.
Our local Big Brothers Big Sisters Agency
Our local agency opened it's doors to the Johnson County community in April 1998. A devoted committee, led by Tony and Penny Monetti, worked hard to get a local agency opened as a Satellite of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City program. Since that time, local community members and donors have worked continuely to keep the mission and vision of the program alive in Johnson County continuing to serve children in quality mentoring relationships.