Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Kentucky History

South Central Kentucky Roots

The Bowling Green Big Brothers and Sisters organization was founded in October, 1973.  The program was originally a part of Youth Bureau, Inc. and received a three year grant from the Kentucky Crime Commission - L. E. A. A.  Beginning in 1976, Big Brothers and Sisters was operated with funds from Bowling Green City Government, the United Way of Bowling Green-Warren County.               

An additional branch office was opened in Glasgow to serve Barren County, Kentucky in the spring of 1996 with the support of United Way of Southern Kentucky.  The entire agency then became Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Kentucky.  Then in January 2003 an additional branch office opened in Scottsville to serve Allen County, Kentucky with the support of the Laura Turner Foundation.  Advisory committees were established in each county consisting of concerned citizens from the communities.