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.


Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a longstanding tradition and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass’ largest annual fundraiser, attracting more than 400 individuals from across Central Kentucky each year. Join us for a fun free day full of bowling, food, drinks, prizes, laughter, and memories, while defending the potential of hundreds of youth in our community.

NEW IN 2019...

- NEW VENUE (FAYETTE ONLY), Malibu Jack’s! Bowlers will also receive a voucher to access a free attraction (putt putt golf, laser tag, + more)
- 3 EVENT DATES (FAYETTE ONLY) instead of 1
- BOWLING TIMES (FAYETTE ONLY) are 1.5 hours instead of 2 to allow bowlers to take advantage of other activities. Bowlers are encouraged to plan to stay for the entire 3-hour event
- BEST TEAM UNIFORM contest... Get creative!

Click here to learn more and register today!


Join us at the Clay Community Center in Mt. Sterling on March 23 for a night of dancing, drinks (beer & wine), and dinner with Montgomery County “celebrities” to honor our Littles, presented by Traditional Bank! Social hour begins at 5:30pm. Dinner will be served at 6:30, followed by a dance competition at 7:30.

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at

Featured Dancers:
Mayor Al Botts & Joanna Botts
Janna Godby & Trey Ishmael
Myron Ralls & Deonna Ralls
Board Member John Morton & Lacy Gross
Andy Baker & Mary Baker
...and more!

BIG things are happening in our community!

Big News in the Bluegrass -Episode 2 (March 2019)

Big News in the Bluegrass episode 2 is here! This month’s episode features Big Sister Tiffany and her Little Sister, Ke’arrie, and highlights our annual sponsor, The Zenith Company.

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

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BBBS of the Bluegrass Receives Quality Award for Leadership, Programming; Announces Big Brother/Big Sister of the Year and Silvey Award Winner

Lexington, Kentucky – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass (BBBS of the Bluegrass)  announced…

BBBS Launches Campaign to Recruit Men of Color

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass (BBBS) recently launched its Brothers Reaching Back campaign…

Kentucky Bank Supports Mentoring at William Wells Brown Elementary

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

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