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  • Secretary of State Ruth Johnson Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters to provide at-risk youth with Drivers Education Opportunities
  • Vehicular crashes are the number one cause of death for teenagers in the United States. According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, approximately three (3) out of five (5) fortuitous deaths for teenagers and young adults ages 15-24, are due to motor vehicle accidents. In response to these alarming statistics, Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies throughout Michigan, the T. Wall Foundation, and All-Star Driving School to afford Graduated Driver Licensing courses for at-risk youth.
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  • IATSE Local 38 is our August Partner of the Month!
  • We want to give a BIG thank you to IATSE Local 38 for their partnership with our Agency! To show our gratitude for all that they do for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit, we are honoring IATSE Local 38 as our August Partner of the Month! 
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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit President and CEO Departs
  • Dara Munson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan, has accepted a Chief Operating Officer position with the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, and will depart the Agency on August 1, 2014. Having served in this capacity for over seven (7) years, Dara has been responsible for leading the local affiliate of the nation's largest volunteer and donor-supported mentoring network for youth, ages 7-18. Her effective leadership and commitment to improving the circumstances for risk-adverse youth has positioned the agency to successfully provide transforming mentoring relationships for hundreds of youth throughout Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties.

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  • Greektown Casino is our July Partner of the Month!
  • We want to give a BIG thank you to Greektown Casino for your partnership with our Agency! To show our gratitude for all that you do for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit, we are honoring Greektown Casino as our July Partner of the Month!
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  • Blackfinn Ameripub will host Summer @ The FINN!
  • Blackfinn Ameripub, a new generation of the classic American Pub based in Charlotte, NC, will host a Summer @ The FINN promotion that will feature a special Summer Menu where $1 from each featured food item sold will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit! 
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  • Nerium's Lemonade for Littles Program!
  • Nerium has a great idea for developing an entrepreneurial spirit in children and teaching philanthropic giving. Starting Monday, June 2nd, Nerium has encouraged Big Brothers Big Sisters Littles to participate in Nerium’s Lemonade for Littles Program
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  • Banana Republic Fundraising Campaign Launched on Memorial Day!
  • Banana Republic has launched a public fundraising campaign, allowing consumers to vote for purchase proceeds to go toward the support of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs!

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