About Us

One Hour A Week Can Make A BIG Difference!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muscatine County, A Program of the Muscatine Community YMCA, is a donor and volunteer supported organization. 
We make meaningful matches between adult volunteers (bigs) and children (littles) in our community.  We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.  As an Affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the oldest mentoring organization formed in 1904, we operate under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential.
We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:
  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Educational success 


Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.


Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential.

Lindsey Phillips
 Program Director

Cathy Hazen
Enrollment & Match Specialist

Josh O’Rourke
Program Coordinator

Jennifer Schweizer
Match Support Specialist 

Advisory Committee

Robert Chrz
Thresa Fix
Jason Gregory
Alison Hosmer
Gage Huston
Charlotte Koenigsaecker
Dyann Roby
Mike Terry
Steve Welk
Jason Wester