Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County empowers children to reach their full potential by creating and supporting strong and enduring one-on-one mentoring relationships throughout Madison and Dane County. We use research-based methods that have been refined and strengthened for over 50 years. Our team of professionals strives to meet the individual needs of every child by providing them with a caring, trusting adult. Through mentorship, we can help Littles where they are now, while also building them up for what's ahead. Through community-based programming, and with the help of our supporters and volunteers, we're proud to serve Madison and Dane County's youth.


All youth achieve their full potential.


To clear the path to a child’s biggest possible future.


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


When children and teens have the influence of a caring adult, they are more likely to avoid risky behaviors and to focus on academics. Today's youth face a variety of challenges, and being matched with a Big can help them navigate these challenges and reach their potential.

You can help youth in the Dane County community by donating, becoming a Big, or sponsoring a project.



We have some incredible Matches here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County, head to our blog to read more of their inspiring stories.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County is a donor-funded and volunteer-supported agency, so we rely greatly on community members that attend our events. These special events raise awareness of our mission and raise funds to match more children in the Madison area with caring adult mentors.  Thanks for your support!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have, we're always happy to help.