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Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters

Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters

Contact Info:

Andrea Sutherland Holly
Executive Assistant
6201 Havelock Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68507
asutherland [at]
Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”).

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a system of ongoing evaluation and support which is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that “Littles” will perform better in school and avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others.

Research on our volunteer programs points to the powerful & lasting impact of our one-to-one mentoring relationships. 

Little Brothers and Sisters are:
~ 52% less likely to skip school
~ 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
~ More likely to get along with their families and peers


Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters Opportunities