OUR 55TH ANNUAL BIG GALA
We want to extend a huge thank you to all our sponsors and those who attended our 55th Annual BIG Gala! It was a pleasure to see many of you virtually and to come together in this way to celebrate our kids! We are still accepting donations for the paddle raise, please consider donating.
Pandemic EBT Relief
Due to COVID-19 school closures, families may be eligible to get help with food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT Emergency School Meals Program or P-EBT.
We are thrilled to announce we will be providing STEM kits for our matches to engage in STEM activities over the summer. We are also sending 50 of our youth to a virtual STEM camp! Click below to register or contact your Match Specialist for more information.
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER: INNOVATING AND TRANSFORMING OUR AGENCY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY DURING THE COVID19 CRISIS
Now more than ever, our children and their parents need emotional and social support. While working remotely to observe safe social-distancing, our team continues to provide the support and resources necessary to keep our youth connected during these difficult times. Zoom, Teams, Skype, and FaceTime are just some of the innovative tools we use to conduct virtual interviews, so we can match youth with a Big Brother or Big Sister.
Within every child lies the potential for greatness. We know how important it is to keep our youth connected to both school and social support activities while home. MentorU is our safe and monitored mentoring platform for mentors and mentees to continue their relationships while they may be separated due to COVID19.
Join Big Brothers Big Sisters as we partner with youth, volunteers, families and the community to be there for each other to get through this crisis together.
SOCIAL SUPPORT ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH
Every child needs three essentials to thrive: love, food, and shelter. We provide love and food to help our families meet basic needs for youth to thrive in a COVID19 era.
KEEPING KIDS CONNECTED
Our mission is driven by 1-to-1 connections, and we’re determined not the let isolation stop our kids from getting the support they need.
COVID19 has changed but not stopped our critical work. Our team is interviewing potential Bigs and youth virtually so kids can get paired during the pandemic. With more than 700 youth on our waiting list, our need for mentors, especially men is great.