Together, we are Defenders of Potential.

We're on a mission to recruit 35 Bigs for our School-Plus Program in 35 days. Know someone who would make a great Big? Let us know. Provide their contact information below, and we'll reach out to let them know they've been nominated (and who they've been nominated by).

PRIZE: At the end of the referral period on August 1, one lucky referrer (drawn at random) will win their choice of one of the following: An 11.6 inch Samsung Chromebook; an X-Box One S, or a 32-inch HD LED TV.

ABOUT SCHOOL-PLUS: School-Plus matches meet at one of 5 schools in Fayette County for an hour each week, at the same day and time. Matches spend time reading, playing board games, going on the playground, or even simply talking. School-Based matches are recommended for volunteers who prefer more structure in their match, and for those with a more flexible work-day. It typically takes 6-8 weeks to process and screen a volunteer to get them ready for a match. Signing up now will enable someone to start as a Big Brother or a Big Sister in the fall. Current schools served include William Wells Brown, Booker T. Washington, Breckinridge, Tates Creek, and Mill Creek elementary schools.


This year, the Fly Away Bash is traveling back in time! Guests will be transported back to '80s Miami for an evening of retro-style fun and entertainment, while enjoying delicious food, drinks, and a silent auction. (Era-appropriate attire is encouraged!) Plus, one lucky guest will even win a trip for two to beautiful Miami, Florida! We hope you'll join us for this fun evening in support of Central Kentucky kids at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky on Friday, September 20th, from 7-10:30 p.m.

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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.


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