A MESSAGE FROM CEO JEANNINE GANT

Resiliency I was recently at a meeting where a question was posed, “How do we teach children resiliency especially in light of the current conditions at some local schools”. One response was that students should not be subjected to such conditions. True. And, children should not have to deal with an incarcerated father, multiple foster care homes, poverty, rotting schools, bullying, or a mom dying from cancer. Unfortunately there are so many things children simply cannot control. So, we must encourage them to be resilient because as much as we love them, we cannot shield them from every hurt, disappointment or sadness. Psychology Today says about “resilience”… it is that ineffable quali

MATCH STORY - STEVE AND SETH

Things couldn’t be better! “Big”, Steve and “Little”, Seth just celebrated their one year anniversary of being a match! Seth remembers the exact match date and recalls with happiness their first fun outing together. This match enjoys spending quality time together whether it is at sporting events, working on projects for Cub Scouts, or playing outdoors. Steve recently helped Seth build his pinewood derby car for Cub Scouts, which they had a great time doing. Seth’s Mom is very happy with the match and stated: “They are made for each other.” She sees the improvements Seth has made since being matched with Steve and is grateful. Steve mentioned that Seth “seems really happy and was go

JANUARY PARTNERS OF THE MONTH

We want to give a BIG thank you to our January partners of the month Ernst & Young and Dialog Direct. Ernst & Young hosted their first Bowl for Kids' Sake last year and was able to raise over $14,000 for our agency. Dialog Direct partnered with us in December for the 2015 Quick Lane bowl. They were able to raise funds and provided tickets to 10 of our matches. About Ernst & Young EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing

 
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As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18.

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