Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks

About Us

Big Brothers Big Sisters 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.

For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. And we have over a century of volunteers, donors, and advocates just like you to thank.

It all started in 1904, when a young New York City court clerk named Ernest Coulter was seeing more and more boys come through his courtroom. He recognized that caring adults could help many of these kids stay out of trouble, and he set out to find volunteers. That marked the beginning of the Big Brothers movement.

At around the same time, the members of a group called Ladies of Charity were befriending girls who had come through the New York Children’s Court. That group would later become Catholic Big Sisters.

Both groups continued to work independently until 1977, when Big Brothers Association and Big Sisters International joined forces and became Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

More than 100 years later, Big Brothers Big Sisters remains true to our founders’ vision of bringing caring role models into the lives of children. And, today, Big Brothers Big Sisters currently operates in all 50 states, including right here in the Ozarks and in 12 countries around the world!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks
3372 W Battlefield St
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 889-9136
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Ozarks Beerfest
Ozarks Beerfest

THE 9TH ANNUAL OZARKS BEERFEST IS HERE! 

Saturday, November 18 at Springfield Expo Center

VIP: 12:00-2:00pm

General Admission: 2:00-5:00pm

 

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Life-Changing Friendships
Life-Changing Friendships

Right now, there are over 100 Little Brothers waiting for their Big Brothers. It takes 1 -2 years to get matched. Want to be one of our new matches? Learn more here!

Charity Poker Tournament | Friday, November 17 | 6:00pm

1st Place Poker Tournament Prize - $2,000 package

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