Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin is a donor and volunteer supported non-profit organization that professionally matches youth with mentors. Since 1972, communities in Northeast Wisconsin have been enriched by Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission to make a positive difference in the lives of youth through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships. Our mentoring program has been studied and proven to be an effective method for breaking the cycle associated with poverty, criminal behaviors, and instability.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Door County has been matching youth since 2012, and the Door County Sheriff’s Office has supported our agency from the very beginning with fundraisers and community outreach. The Sheriff’s Office has also been instrumental in bringing the "Bigs with Badges" program to schools in the Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay School districts, with a goal to have mentors from the department, as well as other law enforcement officers and public service workers, matched with children in all Door County schools. These relationships give kids a healthy role model, help children develop into confident adults, and help build stronger bonds between law enforcement and the families they serve.