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  • Big Impacts: A Big Brother’s Encouragement Helps His Little
  • In November 2010, Little Brother E'saivon was in elementary school when he met his new Big Brother, Bob, in a school-based match through their local Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Pinellas County, Florida.

    Early in their match, Bob devoted a lot of focus to forging a strong friendship with E’saivon, spending quality time with him. The two would talk, work on homework and play sports outside during Bob’s visits at school.

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Jamie Foxx, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's National Spokesperson, often credits his grandmother with being his role model during his youth. She encouraged him to pursue learning to play the piano. All children need someone to inspire and encourage their passions and to help them achieve success in life. By signing up to become a Big Brother or Big Sister, you can be that person for a child in your community.

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  • Big Impacts: A Blossoming Friendship
  • In February 2012, Izabella’s school counselor and her fourth grade teacher referred her to the Lunch Buddy program through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana. With a lot of inconsistency in her home-life, Izabella was struggling socially, academically and personally. Her father was in and out of her life, and she lacked a consistent maternal figure at home. Her teacher and counselor knew she needed someone to look up to; someone who could be there for her.

 

In The News

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia a Group of Angels
  • Recently Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia (S.C.) received laudable recognition from South Carolina Secretary of State, Mark Hammond, who named the organization among the “Angels” on the state’s annual “Scrooges and Angels” list for nonprofits for 2013.

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Each year half a million people across America come together to have fun and raise money to support Big Brothers Big Sisters with Bowl for Kids' Sake. The funds raised help support approximately 200,000 Bigs and Littles by providing ongoing support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships. Learn more >>

Bowling News

  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road…for Kids’ Sake
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manitowoc County (Wis.) opted for a “Wizard of Oz” theme this year. Bowlers came dressed in a variety of costumes, including witches, flying monkeys, scarecrows and the tin man, along with a wizard and even a yellow brick road, all while raising more than $90,000.
  • National Youth Violence Prevention Week
  • The week of April 7 - 11 is National Youth Violence Prevention Week! During this week, there will be a call to raise awareness and discussion of issues related to youth violence. The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) will work as an information and resource center, providing an action kit and instruction on how to make the most of the campaign. As a prominent issue today, youth violence, and this campaign, can be something worth discussing with your Little. 
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