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That’s why we spend a lot less time on publishing mug shots and a lot more time helping you understand the employment market, figure out how to spend more time with friends and family with our events calendar, and what you can do to help businesses that have opened up. Make no mistake…we aren’t shy. We tackle the big stuff, like COVID and issues around race.
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Big Sisters of Greater Racine, Inc. is committed to the positive growth of young girls in our community by pairing them with caring volunteer women and encouraging friendships that foster guidance, motivation, and hope.
Run by and for women and girls. We currently have a very dedicated board of directors with 18 volunteer members and have one part-time paid staff member, director of volunteers. We are committed to the positive growth of young girls in our community by pairing them with caring volunteer women.
Focused on relationships and activities that are enjoyable learning experiences for both the Bigs and Littles. The women who are motivated to become a part of our legacy range from college student to working women to retired women, all with the desire to make a difference in a girl’s life, by sharing their time, energy, and their interests. In the 50 years that we’ve been here, almost 1000 Racine women have dedicated themselves to becoming that caring person that so many girls need in their life. 50% of our current Big sisters have been involved for 1-4 years, 23% have been involved for 5 years or more, and 27% have joined in the last year. Many of our Board members have also served as Big Sisters, and some of our Littles have become
Bigs giving back to the community!
We are an independent, non-profit organization supported by member dues and gifts from individuals, foundations, organizations, and churches. We have an annual fundraiser through a letter campaign. Occasional grants for specific activities and needs. Big Sisters are women age 18 and up. All age ranges.
Women are asked to complete an application and consent to a background check. They must hold a valid driver’s license, have a car available, show proof of auto insurance, and attend mentor orientation and training. They are asked to make at least a one-year commitment and meet with their Little sister at least twice a month. Littles are girls between 5-14 years old and live in Racine County. They are referred by parents, counselors teachers or other professionals.
They may stay in the program until 18 years old or graduate from high school. These girls look forward to spending time with their big sister on a regular basis. The life of a young girl in our community can be better because of someone like you! We are dedicated to changing lives Two by Two!