Who We Are

What we believe


Mission:  To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Vision:  Our vision is…. That all children achieve success in life.

Core Values:

M   utual Respect

  • We will treat everyone with the utmost respect at all times

  xceptional Service

  • We will strive to have the absolute best customer service possible

  urturing Relationships

  • We will put the children and volunteers we serve at the center of all operations

T   rustworthy

  • We believe that trust is essential to serve our mission

O   utcome Drive

  • Everything that we do will be to provide the best possible outcome for the children we serve

R   esponsible

  • We are responsible for the children we serve, our volunteers, our donors, and each other

I   ntegrity

  • We are committed to the highest standard of work and professionalism

N   eed Base

  • We will work diligently for those that need our help the most

G   trateful

  • We are grateful to all who help us work towards our mission

Culture of performance

Progressive organization that measures our impact and will recruit, build and retain the most effective team and Board.


In 1976, Jim Hoops saw a need for a mentoring program, so in August of that year, an informational meeting was held and included local community members who saw the same need.  Funding from private organizations, businesses, and the United Way of Marathon County enabled Big Brothers Big Sisters to officially register with the State of Wisconsin in 1976.  Big Brothers has since grown to provide mentoring to over 300 children each year!  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin is a registered affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America who provides stringent quality standards and over 100 years expertise in the youth mentoring field.

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