Real Life Stories

We are a Big Family. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland is important to us, and our little, for many reasons. We have learned things about ourselves and our community. We believe that our Little has learned things from us, also. We have had some great experiences together. We decided to do this together as a family and chose a Little Brother, since boys were more in need of matches. Some kids, because of circumstances,
Chloe & Charlotte My Little, Chloe, and I have been matched for two years now. Over that time I’ve seen my Little grow in numerous ways, including her enjoyment of school, her recognition of her passions, her expression of gratitude and perhaps most notably, her self-confidence. My life has also been enhanced through my match with Chloe. I’ve become more convicted about the value of mentoring; I’ve been confirmed in my passion to invest in
What could be more rewarding than helping a young person reach their potential? Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland does just that. I first became acquainted with the agency when my daughters started participating during their high school years and were matched with a young person. After observing the joy and rewards they received mentoring their ‘’Little”, I decided to get involved myself. I have been matched with my Little, Maddie, for about a year
Tykel & Stuart I have had the privilege to work with a variety of Bigs and Littles throughout my years at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is when I have the opportunity to introduce a Big and Little to one another for the first time. The youth are often nervous yet excited to meet a new friend and the volunteers ready to have the opportunity
As a Match Support Specialist at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland, I have the privilege of watching wonderful relationships form. I get to see first hand how both Littles and Bigs grow from their experiences together. One match that I have loved supporting this past year was between Big Sister Haleigh and Little Sister Cindy. As of July, they have been matched for a year. Haleigh and Cindy have formed a great relationship. Although
We are excited to introduce our July 2017 Big of the Month…Kevin Eekhoff! Kevin Eekhoff, a Le Mars Lunch Buddies Big Brother, has been selected by BBBS staff. Kevin has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters program since we first launched the Le Mars Lunch Buddies program in 2011. During his time as a Big, Kevin has been matched with two Little Brothers. His first match was for four years and ended as his