Mission: To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Commitment to quality and safety
Committed to one-one, safe and professionally supported mentoring with proven, measurable outcomes.
Dedicated to serving at-risk youth
Focus on youths receiving free/reduced lunch, from a single-parent home or have an incarcerated parent.
Accountability to stakeholders
Committed to mutually beneficial relationships with sustainable, quality growth.
Focus on diversity
Address our communities’ racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in all aspects of how we operate.
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.