Who We Are


To help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that provide measurable impact.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin mission is to empower our next generation through life-changing, high impact one-to-one mentoring.


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 450 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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