Together, we are Defenders of Potential.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass has been serving the youth of Central Kentucky since 1957. We’ve served thousands of kids over the last six decades, but there are many more who are still waiting for someone to stand in their corner - and over 200 who are waiting for a Big right here in Central Kentucky.

We don’t create potential… we inspire it; we empower it; we ignite it – and we couldn’t do it without YOU. We are not saviors, we are allies – each and every one of us. Together, we clear a path to their biggest possible futures. Together, we are Defenders of Potential.

Learn how you can defend a child's potential.

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, young males of color make up more than half of our waiting list, many of whom have been waiting for a Big Brother for more than two years. They come to us with the hopes of finding a mentor who will inspire them to reach beyond their adversity.

Learn more about our Brothers Reaching Back initiative.


What's New in the Bluegrass?

We're Recruiting Defenders.

In an effort to spread the word about our mission and to impact the lives of even more children, we are recruiting an Army of Defenders for our upcoming 10 for 10 campaign. From October 10-19, Defenders from across the region will join forces to share our powerful new messaging, and attempt to raise 10, $10 donations each. Defenders will even have the opportunity to earn swag and win cool prizes along the way. The request may be small, but with our powers combined, the outcome WILL BE BIG.


BIG things are happening in our community!

BBBS of the Bluegrass Unveils New Brand Positioning Aimed at Volunteer Recruitment

Lexington, KY, Oct. 1, 2018 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, along with more than 270 Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliates across the country, today unveiled a new,…

Kentucky Bank Supports Mentoring at William Wells Brown Elementary

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass (BBBS) announced today that Kentucky Bank has supported…

Meet Big Brother Seth and Little Brother Romel

Meet Big Brother Seth and Little Brother Romel. Seth and Romel are matched through our…

Meet Big Sister Donna and Little Sister Emma

When Jessica signed Emma up for Big Brothers Big Sisters, she hoped a mentor could…

Meet Big Sister Lydia and Little Sister Nia

Lydia and Nia’s relationship has lasted since 2008, when Lydia was first matched while a…

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