Our mission at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dickinson and Clay Counties is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that can change their lives for the better, forever.  Volunteers and children are matched in mentoring relationships through several different program options that are flexible to the interests and needs of the match. 

Statewide data shows that after being matched in our program, Littles are: 

46% less likely to initiate drug use
27% less likely to start drinking alcohol
55% less likely to skip school

33% less likely to have violent confrontations

Also, based on information gathered at the end of the 2010-2011 school year from teachers, volunteers, and parents of children in our local Big Brothers Big Sisters program:

89% of Littles showed an increase in self-confidence

71% of Littles showed an improvement in their academic performance

61% of Littles showed improvement in their ability to avoid delinquency and substance abuse

74% showed improvement in relationships with peers, family members, and other adults

71% of Littles showed an improvement in their sense of the future and ability to make positive decisions for themselves

We have over 40 children currently waiting for a mentor. Sign up to make a "BIG" difference in the life of a child!




Get Involved

There are many ways to support this great cause from volunteering at events and fundraisers, donating, or signing up to participate in the program. Find out where you fit in by contacting Jenny Wilkins at jwilkins@ksbbbs.org or check out the other links on our site. When you help, a "LITTLE" goes a long way!

Calling all Volunteers

Volunteers are needed in all programs in Dickinson and Clay Counties. We have over 40 kids on the waiting list who are ready to be matched with a Big like you! Our Bigs and Littles have a great time in our program, doing activities like fishing, arts and crafts, movies, sports, and anything else that sounds like fun. This is a great way to make a "BIG" difference in the life of a child. Call Jenny or Molly at the "contact us" number listed on the top left corner of this page.






Contact Us At

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dickinson and Clay Counties

203 N Cedar Street
Abilene, KS 67410

(785) 263-2116

Fax: (785) 263-2116

Click on the map for directions