THE HUNT: Bowl for Kids' Sake 2021

What does Big Brothers Big Sisters do?

Since 1966, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County has been the premier provider of youth mentoring services in Dane County. Our one-to-one mentoring program creates and supports mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Our vision is for all youth to achieve their full potential.

How does THE HUNT help Big Brothers Big Sisters?

When you participate in THE HUNT, you have the power to change lives for the better, forever. We depend on the money raised from THE HUNT to carry out the work of carefully matching children with caring adult mentors and providing ongoing support to the Big, Little and the Little's family. You can Register to participate or Donate to our efforts to build futures for children waiting for a mentor.

How do we make our Matches?

Before we make a Match (a Big/Little relationship), we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through a background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. But our work doesn't stop there. We provide ongoing support for the life of the Match, helping them develop a lasting, impactful friendship. The entire matching process is made possible though donations from individuals like you.

Click here to learn more about becoming a Big in our program.

Click here to learn more about enrolling your child in our program.

Why donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters? 

Big Brothers Big Sisters' Unique Evidence-Based Mentoring Model Provides:

  • Free service to youth, families, and volunteer mentors
  • Careful screening of volunteers to ensure child safety and development
  • Thoughtful matching of children and volunteers based on each child's individual needs, shared interests, and personalities
  • Comprehensive mentor training to support healthy mentoring relationships
  • Strong and ongoing case management to every child, family, and mentor, which is a distinct feature of Big Brothers Big Sisters' mentoring model
  • Integration of educational success strategies into all mentoring services
  • Incorporation of prevention as a core principle to help youth make responsible decisions and avoid behaviors that lead to negative outcomes
  • Parental engagement through case management and participation in activities to involve them in their children's mentoring relationships
  • Strategic partnerships to provide educational and cultural opportunities and activities and reduce duplication of services in the community
  • Year-round service, including summer programming to keep youth, mentors, and families engaged between academic years
  • Measurable youth outcomes and thorough, scientific evaluation to measure outcomes and impact

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County, click here to visit the agency's main website.