Our Vision

All children achieve success in life.

Our Mission

Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

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

CHANGING PERSPECTIVES. CHANGING LIVES.

At Big Brothers Big Sisters, our staff is dedicated to improving and changing the lives of children in the Salina area for the better. We take our responsibility of creating life-changing friendships seriously and our number one priority is the safety and well being of the children in our program. Our staff is professionally trained and works together to deliver the best quality of service possible for children, volunteers, families and the community. Our professionals match Littles to Bigs, support these safe relationships with skill and compassion, and pave the way for lifelong friendships that create lifetime memories.

We are always available to answer your questions about our program and services.
Feel free to contact us by phone, e-mail or drop by our office.

Since 1968, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina, Inc. has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As 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”), ages 5 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Our Staff

Hayley Samford
CEO
Kelsey Johnson
Case Manager
Thera Freeborn
Case Manager
Shelby Strickland
Shelby Strickland
Match Support Specialist
Cami Dinkel
Volunteer & Development Coordinator

Board of Directors

  • Steve Dorzweiler, President
    USD 305
  • Shasta Weatherman, Vice President
    K•COE ISOM
  • Monte Gilliland, Treasurer
    Salina Iron & Metal
  • Dr. Stacy Clark, Secretary
    Drs. Driver & Clark
  • Aaron Martin
    Clark, Mize, and Linville Chartered
  • Aaron Morrison
    Morrison Ventures
  • Kevin Janousek
    Eagle Technologies
  • Lexy Schwarz
    Consultant
  • Tony Dong
    Martinelli’s
  • Carol Junk
    Retiree
  • Bryan Herwig
    Assurance Partners
  • Allie Burris
    Blackwell and Struble
  • Chief Brad Nelson
    Salina Police Department
  • Mike Wilson
    Compro Realty
  • Mukesh Patel
    Quality Inn & Suites
  • James Lambert
    Kansas Gas Service
  • Kendall Carter
    KWU
  • Kelly Brown
    Smoky Hill Construction
  • Matt Stolzenburg
    Consultant
  • Shay Cox
    Bennington State Bank
  • Amber Slater
    Evergy