One-year commitment turns into lifelong friendship
In 2002, Corilee Kessler heard about Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring and thought to herself, "I can do that for one year." Now, 13 years later, Kessler and her Little Sister still play important parts in each other's lives.
Because of his volunteer work with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Zack Isaacs received the 2015 STAR Award in the Youth Category (age 18 and under). In addition to being a Big Brother, Isaacs volunteers regularly at Big Brothers Big Sisters’ events and is a member of Volunteer Kalamazoo’s Youth Leadership Council. During his high school career, Isaacs volunteered more than 400 hours with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Junior Leadership Committee receives Adult Volunteer Group STAR Award nomination
The membership of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Junior Leadership Committee is small in numbers but huge in the impact they have made on the agency. This group of young professionals has consistently provided substantial results in their support for the organization. The Junior Leadership Committee was nominated for a STAR Award in the Adult Volunteer Group category by Big Brothers Big Sisters for their many contributions to the agency.
Big Couples, Big Families little-known mentoring option
During 2015, Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring plans to serve 1,250 children. In order to reach that goal, we are encouraging two little-known mentoring opportunities: Big Couples and Big Families.