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‘My favorite thing about being a Little Brother was having another person that I could talk to.'
When Nelson Ramos became a Little Brother at age 11, he was shy and uncomfortable when meeting new people. It would take a committed Big Brother who had the patience to draw the young boy out so the two could form a long-lasting, life-changing friendship. Fortunately for Nelson, Manuel Sosa was the perfect match.
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.
'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.
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.
You did it again! Support for Bowl for Kids’ Sake increases in 2014
More teams, more donations, more sponsors – all of this leads to more one-to-one mentoring relationships for local children! Thank you to everyone who helped make 2014 Bowl for Kids’ Sake a great success.
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.
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.