Big Brothers Big Sisters continues mission with new look

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Kentucky is celebrating the start of a new chapter.

The non-profit organization recently unveiled a new logo and a new slogan. The look of the organization may look be evolving but their mission remains unchanged.

 “The capital ‘B’ is really the sum of two parts, the big and the little and they join together to be a much more powerful whole. We think that is a really great symbol of what we do. We also have a new tag line, which is ‘Defenders of Potential.’ It really explains what we are all about, that you find a child and you take them where they are at and you stand in their corner and you help them to be the very best they can be,” said Big Brother Big Sisters of South-Central Kentucky chief executive officer Karen Hardin.

Kyle Wolz has been a big brother for the past four years.

 “The program itself is a way to give back and to have someone to give these kids something to look forward to. My little, on a daily basis, when I go in there, he has a huge smile on his face when he sees me and gives me a big hug. We have a secret handshake that we do. So, to be able to be active in his life, it’s something special,” said Big Brother volunteer Kyle Wolz.

For over 30 years people like Wolz have become mentors to children in the south central Kentucky community.

Even three decades later the organization continues to help over 150 children each year.

 “Well to be honest, I wish I would have known about it when my children were young. My kids’ dad died when they were seven, three and one. This would have been a program that I think they could have used so they could have had a man figure in their life when they were young. It brings people together with the children, so they have someone in their life to set a good example for them,” said the Big Brothers Big Sisters of South-Central Kentucky President, Cindy Payne

The demand is so high, there are currently 41 children who are unmatched, so if you would like to help, they are currently looking for more big brothers and big sisters.

The organization is celebrating the new logo and slogan with an official ribbon cutting on Thursday evening. They also have another event coming up in March, Bowl for Kids Sake.