Rotary Club of Emporia

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Brooklyn Bustos and Hillary Becker from Big Brothers Big Sisters in Emporia provided our club with some information on how this organization is improving the lives of kids who need help. Working with kids 5-17 years old, prospective bigs undergo extensive due diligence, including 5 background checks, an interview and a home visit to make sure that the kids they work with are kept safe.
  • A new activity room is now available for the kids and their bigs in the small strip center on West 12th Avenue, just east of Newman Regional Health. 
  • Super Bowl for Kids is their big February 4th fund raiser that features team bowling.
Both Brooklyn and Hillary started out as volunteers in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Now they help to administer the program.