Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa

Our Impact

535 number of littles served during FY2022.
28,880 number of hours Bigs volunteered during FY2022.
82% of Littles surveyed said they improved/maintained good grades.

Mission

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Key Services Provided

Community-Based Mentoring matches an adult mentor (Big) with a child (Little). Activities occur in the community. School-Based Mentoring matches a Big with a Little to meet during the school year. Activities occur at the Little’s school. Workplace Mentoring is a career exploration program, pairing middle school students with business professionals.

Key Audiences Served

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa provides mentoring services at no cost for youth (ages 5-15) in Polk, Warren, and Dallas counties. Over 65% of our youth are from communities of color.

Ways to Give

  • Volunteer to become a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Duo, or Big Family
  • Donate online at bbbsia.org
  • Find out how your business can become a Workplace Mentoring Partner
  • Contribute to the BBBSCI Endowment Fund by visiting the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines website: desmoinesfoundation.org
  • Leave a legacy with a planned gift

Board of Directors

Rob Dixon, President
Jeff Matney, Vice President
Scott Gillespie, Treasurer
Ida H. Wood, Secretary
Anne M. Cooper
Angela Davis
Rosalind Peebles Fox
Adam Haugerud
Andy Hodges
Erin Kuhl
Jenny Livingston
Skylar Mayberry-Mayes
Scott Pulver
Bianca Rowland
David Siebert
Kiley Skadburg
Myron Stine
Ashlee Vieregger
Travis Gorsch, Big Impact Board Chair
*Bridget Cravens-Neely, CEO

9051 Swanson Blvd | Clive, IA, 50325 | (515) 288-9025 | www.bbbsia.org

You May Also Like

Iowa Public Radio

Our Impact 209,000 weekly radio listeners. 28,420 supporting members. 26 radio stations across Iowa. ...

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Foundation

Our Impact $10M distributed for UnityPoint Health – Des Moines programs and services in ...

Anawim Housing

Our Impact 100% of permanent supportive housing participants have experienced long-term literal homelessness. 93% ...