It Takes Little to Be Big.

By partnering with families, volunteers, and others in the community, we strive to help children achieve their biggest possible future. But we have good news... It doesn't take much to make a Big Difference. It all starts with a Little.

We nurture children and strengthen communities. Whether you get involved as a donor, volunteer, partner, advocate, or family member… You have the power to be a part of something Big.

Changing perspectives. Changing lives.

Our one-to-one mentoring relationships support the critical social and emotional development needed to help build resilience and promote the mental health and well-being of hundreds of children we serve across the western Upper Peninsula. Now more than ever, we are stepping up to find innovative ways in serving our community to #KeepKidsConnected.

Our Service Area includes BARAGA, HOUGHTON, KEWEENAW, ONTONAGON & GOGEBIC Counties in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula and IRON County, Wisconsin.


Mentorship might sound huge, but guess what?

It Takes Little to Be BIG...

It’s 30 minutes over a slice of pizza. It’s 20 minutes of gaming, best 2 out of 3. It takes a little time, a little encouragement and a laugh or two, so that every youth in our community has what—and who—they need to achieve a BIG and brighter future.

BBBS Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters programs inspire children to realize their full potential and build brighter futures by providing strong and enduring, professionally-supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships. This opens up new perspectives for children by offering friendship, guidance and opportunities with caring volunteers.

BBBS Program Info 

Bowl for Kids' Sake

Each year, thousands of people across the western Upper Peninsula take part in our Bowl for Kids Campaign to support mentoring programs for youth in our local communities. Whether you decide to be a Sponsor, Team Captain, Bowler, Event Volunteer or Individual Donor… You can make a difference!


Get Involved

There are many ways to support the mission of creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. The ways to get involved are endless! Enroll a child, volunteer, support us through an in-kind gift, invite us to talk to your group/school/church, start a mentoring program, and much more!

Become a Big   Enroll a Little 

Ways to Give

No matter how little or big the amount, donating can start making a difference in the lives of young people around you. Your donation will help us provide our programs and services in your local community. How do you prefer to give?

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