Agency Overview

The Ozarks area is facing staggering increases in poverty rates. Within the past 7 years, our poverty rate in Springfield has risen to an incredible 26%. Poverty is correlated with crime. With crime comes more interactions with law enforcement. Over 1/4 of all of our Littles have one or more incarcerated parents.

Unfortunately, the perception of law enforcement for our families is shaped by the only interactions they know. Bigs in Blue replaces misconceptions with officers entering neighborhoods or a schools to mentor a friend.

Back the Blue, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, the Springfield Police Department, and the Greene County Sheriff's Office as we raise money to put together life-changing friendships between law enforcement and children facing adversity.

Join us for a fun-filled 24 hours (and a fun-filled donut) at Krispy Kreme (3860 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65807).