The Fearless Little Brother and his Nurturing Big Sister

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When Big Sister Ann first volunteered to become a Big, she envisioned being matched with a Little Sister. But the waiting list for Big Brothers is often much longer than the waiting list for Big Sisters, so she was matched through BBBS of Middle Tennessee with Little Brother Darius, a confident and positive 11-year-old who plans to go to Vanderbilt University.

http://www.bigbrothers-sisters.org/2017/04/18/fearless-little-brother-nurturing-big-sister/

A Big brings out the Big heart in her Little

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Little Sister Breyonne’ is a 12-year-old activist and philanthropist. In fifth grade, she saw that her route home from school was dangerous, so she tried to secure a crossing guard. “All my friends walk home from school, and I did not think it was safe,” she says. “Some have to walk over a mile home and cross busy streets.” She didn’t just talk to the principal. With her Big Sister, she took her fight to the City Council.

http://www.bigbrothers-sisters.org/2017/04/06/big-brings-big-heart-little/

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.bigbrothers-sisters.org/2017/04/03/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.bigbrothers-sisters.org/2017/04/03/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.bigbrothers-sisters.org/2017/04/03/first-big-brother-matched-san-diegos-new-program-refugee-youth/