The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine and Kenosha Counties is dedicated to establishing successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to better schools, brighter futures, and stronger communities for all.
Our Vision is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact and develop our agency's capacity to provide mentoring services to all children who request Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Big Brothers began in Racine and Kenosha in 1960. In 1984, our services were
expanded to include girls.
From the late 1970s through the early 1990s, the Kenosha program was known as “Kinship.” In 1996, the Kinship program of Kenosha affiliated itself with Big
Brothers Big Sisters merging with the Racine program to become Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine & Kenosha Counties Inc., as it is known today.
Since beginning in 1960 when we served approximately 25 children in the local community, the program has grown to serve hundreds of children annually in southeastern Wisconsin. We provide a variety of outcome-based mentoring opportunities including Community Based Mentoring, School Based Mentoring and Faith Based Mentoring initiatives.
We also have developed collaborative relationships with Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce, Racine Unified School District, Kenosha Unified School District, Mentor Kenosha Racine, and Love Inc. in Burlington, Wisconsin.
Even though we are serving more children each year we continue to maintain a
large waiting list of children who want a Big Brother/Big Sister.