ABOUT US

CHANGING PERSPECTIVES. CHANGING LIVES.

Since 1988, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson City has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As part of 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”).   We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

MISSION

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

VISION

All youth achieve their full potential.

ACCOUNTABILITY

By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships

Avoidance of risky behaviors

Educational success

OUR COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY and INCLUSION

Together we affirm that every person has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We are committed to creating and cultivating a safe environment where all individuals feel respected and valued equally. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory and anti-racist approach and are committed to dismantling any inequities within our policies, systems, programs and services.

BBBS JEFFERSON CITY STAFF

Lee Knernschield
Program Director

Lee Knernschield

Kirk Schreiber
Program Coordinator

Kirk Schreiber

Kurt Mueller
Program Assistant

Mike Bloemke
Program Assistant

Mike Bloemke

Lisa Bleich
Program Coordinator

Scott Gehlert
Program Assistant

Kim Brundage
Program Coordinator

ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Jeff Russler- Advisory Chair
Matt Amick
Amy Berendzen
Sarah Cain
Ryann Gildersleeve
Brian Hamilton

 

Cynthia Hawk
Josh Hill
Michael Huber
Amanda Kelley
Stephanie Lehman
Dan Lewis

 

Lori Massman
Thomas McCormick
Jeremy Morris
William Naught
Allison Owen
Zach Paul

 

Chris Schrimpf
Ashlyn Sherman
Jacob Skiles
Kay Stuefer
Gina Thoenen