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  • CEO Amy Kuchta's KWings radio interview
  • Thanks again to Schupan & Sons and the KWings for Saturday's game. About 50 matches came and cheered the KWings on to victory and mingled with the Star Wars characters.


    Our CEO Amy Kuchta spoke with the KWings Chuck Gower during the radio broadcast of the game. Hear what she had to say here.
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  • A Tribute to Bigs from Littles
  • In honor of Mentoring Month, we caught up with some Littles for their thoughts on their Bigs. Check out the video! And Bigs, if we don't say it often enough... thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  • Former mentor’s influence compels current Big Sister to give back
  • As a young girl, Alexia Jones didn’t have the opportunity to experience life outside of her neighborhood and, unfortunately, the local environment wasn’t positive. "I grew up in a neighborhood with lots of violence," she says. "I never played outside." That began to change when she met her Big Sister Reina in fourth grade. Now, Alexia is paying Reina’s investment forward by being a Big Sister herself.
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  • Match Makers change kids’ lives for the better, forever
  • The power of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program is the one-to-one relationship each Big has with their Little. This relationship begins at the Match Date – that is when the Big is introduced to their Little and his/her family, and the relationship begins. There continue to be more than 200 children waiting to be matched with a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple, or Big Family. Those children are all waiting for their Match Date, waiting for their Big. The large number of children waiting for Bigs is why Match Makers, our new monthly-donation program, was created.
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  • WMU baseball team’s coach, players dedicated to mentoring
  • Imagine being a 12-year-old sports fan and being told that not only are you finally being matched with a long-awaited Big Brother, but that he’s a college athlete. Since 2010, this scenario has played out for 55 boys due to the dedication of Western Michigan University’s (WMU) baseball coach Billy Gernon and his team.
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  • 'This is so cool!' Little Brother's dream comes true
  • Little Brother Damion is a “gamer” who loves video games. So when his Big Brother of three years found out that he was moving out of state, he decided that one of their last meetings should be one to remember.

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  • Old National Bank Foundation awards $10,000 grant to agency
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Old National Bank Foundation. The funds are in support of a new High School Bigs program through which Kalamazoo Public School elementary students will be mentored by local high school students.
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