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Program Update, July 2021

Becoming allies with parents

Big Brothers Big Sisters conducted another successful parent orientation. Parents were given details of the BBBS Metro Detroit mentorship program and how Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”) in the Metro Detroit community. From what to expect during the matching process to Big Brothers Big Sisters’ commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI), parents learned about the support their child will receive from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit.

General Motors helps with tutoring

GM is wrapping up its four-month tutoring program with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Our Littles have been attending weekly tutoring sessions with GM tutors to review their Math, English, and Science courses. Our GM tutors dedicated over 309 hours to our Littles. This program has resulted in meaningful experiences for the GM tutors and increased performances in each subject for our Littles.

Empowering parents

Big Brothers Big Sisters recently offered a one-hour virtual workshop for parents of Littles that addressed many shared issues. The workshop included advice on how to support children and adolescents struggling with low self-esteem, depression or anxiety; tips for maintaining a positive relationship with your child; and coping skills for your child or adolescent. The result was a positive impact for both parents and Littles with tips they can use both in and out of home.

Mario & Aaron