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The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Nivea Spread Happiness

Many thanks to the Ellen DeGeneres Show and NIVEA for spreading Happiness and raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. And thank you to those who shared your Happiness Dance online to support us. Together we are making a big difference on behalf of our nation’s kids! If you haven’t already – join us on Facebook and Twitter to be in the know and the first to receive exciting opportunities like this.

2009 Annual Report Now Available

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Arby's Charity Classic 2010
A BIG Thank You to all our Arby's Charity Tour Sponsors and Volunteers who helped make the 2010 Event a Success!!!
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Celebrating Graduations and Positive Outcomes

With the end of the school year approaching, we'd like to acknowledge our Little Brothers and Sisters who are graduating, as well as our Big Brothers and Sisters in our School-Based Mentoring program. Our Greater Birmingham Agency congratulates all graduates and to our volunteers who have helped children to succeed!!!!!

Big Brothers Big Sisters welcomes Karen Mathis as the new President and CEO

Karen Mathis starts work as the new President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of AmericaKaren, a former Big Sister, comes to Big Brothers Big Sisters after completing a one-year assignment as executive director for the Central European and Eurasian Initiative (CEELI) Institute.  Previous to that, she served as the third woman president of the American Bar Association, where she created the Youth at Risk program. Karen has significant experience as an organizational leader, coalition builder, fund raiser, and advocate.

Click here to read more of Karen's biography...

 Big Brother Friendship Spans 30 Years

David Loughran's 'Big Brother' Is Now 95 Years Old, but the Two Are as Close as Ever

It was an unlikely friendship -- a 7-year-old-boy and a 65-year-old man.

Chester Ross and David Loughran met in 1979 through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and are still friends.But 30 years later, a relationship that started
through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America program, is still going strong, even though the "big brother" is now 95 years old.

"Being a big brother or being a big sister is not a one-way deal," Chester Ross said. " It's a two-way deal. Because you get just as much out of him as he gets out of you."

In 1979, when Ross was 65, he had to be convinced that he wasn't too old to volunteer. A few miles away, David Loughran, who was then 7 and being raised by a single mom, expected to be paired with with a big brother in his 20s.  Read more

To view the video of this remarkable match story, click here .                                                             


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Proven Positive Impact on Children & CommunitiesResearch on our volunteer programs points to the powerful & lasting impact Bigs have. Littles are:Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's leading mentoring organization for over 100 years.
  • 52% less likely to skip school
  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs 
  • More likely to get along with their families and peers

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