Changing lives for the better, forever.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn't do any of it without you. 

Hundreds of children in Central Kentucky are waiting for a caring adult role model.

When children and teens have the influence of a caring adult, they are more likely to avoid risky behaviors and to focus on academics. Today's youth face a variety of challenges, and being matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister can help them navigate these challenges and reach their potential.

Learn how you can help make a difference.

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?

Join us for the Fly Away Bash!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass' annual gala event, the Fly Away Bash, will take us to The BIG Easy this year for a night our guests won’t soon forget! 

Join us on Friday, September 28, at 7 PM at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky for delicious eats fit for a king provided by Bayou Bluegrass Catering (with a cake to match!), an open bar, silent auction, music from The Swells and fun street-style entertainment from Sora Contemporary Circus, and success stories from families that have been impacted by our program in the last six decades. Plus, one lucky guest will win a trip for two to New Orleans featuring a two-night stay in the French Quarter and more!

Click here to purchase your tickets today!

A BIG THANKS to this year's Fly Away Bash sponsors:
The Zenith Company; Traditional Bank; Bryant Heating & Cooling, Inc; Salomon & Co.; Kentucky American Water; A. Wilson General Contracting, LLC; Mr. Gatewood Gay; Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC; NAI Isaac; Guardian Security Systems, Inc.; Kentucky Utilities; Block + Lot Real Estate; Stites & Harbison, PLLC; Bayou Bluegrass Catering; Kentucky Eagle, Inc.; Audio Visual Techniques; iHeart Media; American Fundraising Foundation - AmFund; Stout Printing; with special support from annual sponsors, WKYT and T. Potter Advertising.

BIG things are happening in our community!

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

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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…


Meet Big Sister Courtney and Little Sister Kayla

Within our Ready to Be Matched waiting list, Kayla had become one of our most…

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