Only 25% of school-aged youth in the Kansas City metropolitan area grow up in a one-parent household. Yet, these youth account for 90% of the area’s high school dropouts, 90% juvenile court cases and 60% of teen suicides. Statistics show that children who grow up in unstable and non-traditional households are more likely to grow up at risk.
Big Brother and Big Sister of Kansas City has recognized these statistics and found a solution that has helped 20,000 at-risk youth. BBBS of Kansas City provides these youth with one-to-one adult mentors. These mentors are volunteers that provide friendships and guidance to these teens for a minimum of 1 year. BBBS provides these children with the one thing that is missing in their lives, a positive role model that will ideally become a life-changing friendship for these children.
BBBS vision is to create positive change within our community through the power of one-to-one mentoring. Join us as we support their vision and guide these youth in the correct path to a successful future!
The Team at Protection Solutions