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  • Battle Creek organizations think ‘out of the box’
  • One of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ fastest growing programs is Bigs in Business where students are transported to a business near their school for mentoring. The agency strives to begin each new program with at least eight Bigs, however, that can be a challenging number for some smaller organizations to meet. Employees at three Battle Creek organizations aren’t letting that stop them from becoming Bigs.

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  • 'We are all coaches': Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell
  • This year’s Annual Benefit Dinner - the agency's largest fundraiser - featured new Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell as the guest speaker. Caldwell held the crowd’s attention with an inspirational speech about mentoring and leadership.
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  • Community partners make free match activities possible
  • Did you know that it’s possible for a Big to meet with their Little at least twice a month and not spend a dime? Keeping out-of-pocket expenses low for Bigs is important to us, so with the help of numerous community organizations, free events are offered to matches each month. For example, in July there were 21 scheduled activities in which matches could take part.

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  • Bronson Battle Creek Bigs named Employee Volunteer Group of the Year
  • Bronson Battle Creek's Bigs in Business program was honored as the Employee Volunteer Group of the Year at the 2014 Battle Creek Community Volunteer Awards Program. The group was featured in our newsletter and our website recently. Read more about this dedicated group of Bigs. 
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  • Thank you to the 2014 Benefit Dinner sponsors
  • We are grateful to the more than 80 local businesses and organizations that generously sponsored the 2014 Benefit Dinner. Click "more" for a full list of the sponsors that are helping to change local children's lives for the better, forever.
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  • Big offers knowledge, male point of view to Little Brother
  • Little Brother Collin says he wouldn’t be the person he is today without the guidance of his Big Brother: “There is some knowledge you can only get from another guy and I needed his male point of view.”
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  • Little reaps consistency, silliness from match
  • Sam Peters, a Gull Lake High School senior, has been mentoring his Little Brother Wesley for the last two school years. If it hadn’t been for Sam’s dedication, the match would have ended prematurely.

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