Big Champion Lavonte David Hosts Littles in Football Camp

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That night, Lavonte led BBBS of the Midlands Littles and Littles on the waitlist through a mini football camp called “Football Fun with Lavonte.” In groups, Littles rotated through five stations, some run by local high school football staff and players and one run by Lavonte, who worked with kids individually at his station.

http://www.bbbs.org/2017/04/big-champion-lavonte-david-hosts-littles-football-camp/

Mentoring through Music Offers Big Experiences for Littles

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A concert can be a unique experience for matches. Big Sister Sharon, who volunteers with BBBS of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties, and Little Sister Melissa attended a concert together in February and had an unforgettable time. The two saw indie pop band Astro Lasso along with We The Kings, Cute Is What We Aim For, and Plaid Brixx.

http://www.bbbs.org/2017/04/mentoring-music-offers-big-experiences-littles/

First Big Brother Matched in San Diego’s New Program for Refugee Youth

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Jason says he feels a responsibility to help kids in his community, and to help his 15-year-old Little Brother, Yousif, see that he can succeed in America. Jason’s dad modeled hard work for Jason when he was growing up. “He had a degree where he was from, but he worked long, long hours in Detroit, picking up glass bottles outside of the liquor store and recycling them for the owner,” Jason says. Eventually, he became a salesman, and then a manager. Now, he is the general manager of a wine store.

http://www.bbbs.org/2017/04/first-big-brother-matched-san-diegos-new-program-refugee-youth/

Dallas Receives Bigs in Blue Grant and Raises $600,000 More

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To kick off Bigs in Blue as a national Big Brothers Big Sisters initiative, BBBSA and BBBS Lone Star hosted a press conference in Dallas in March. Assistant Police Chief Paul Stokes, BBBS Lone Star CEO Pierce Bush, and BBBSA CEO Pam Iorio spoke about the need for Bigs in Blue in Dallas as well as the incredible response the program has already received.

http://www.bbbs.org/2017/04/dallas-receives-bigs-blue-grant-raises-600000/

WellCare and BBBSA Award Bigs in Blue Grants to 13 Cities

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At a press conference in Dallas in March, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America announced that 13 cities have been awarded grants to start or expand Bigs in Blue programs. BBBSA awarded $560,000 in grant funding, with seven cities receiving funds from WellCare, the first corporate partner to support Bigs in Blue. WellCare is contributing $250,000 per year for three years and encouraging its own employees to volunteer as Bigs.

http://www.bbbs.org/2017/04/wellcare-bbbsa-award-bigs-blue-grants-13-cities/