Kids process time differently than
adults do, especially when they are waiting for something special. For kids
wanting a mentor, a friend, or someone to help them, being on a waiting list
can feel like it takes forever.
Big Brothers Big Sisters works hard to match as many kids who want mentors as possible. Unfortunately, matching all of the kids who apply doesn’t just automatically happen. Consequently, kids end up on our “waiting list.” We talked with Joe Strychalski, BBBS’ Vice President of Programs, to explore why this happens and how more kids can be moved off the waiting list and into the mentoring relationships they need and deserve.
It truly is the most wonderful
time of the year! On Sunday, December 10th, Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Central Texas held its annual Holiday Party. This merry celebration welcomed
over 300 Bigs, Littles and staff members to the Texas Museum of Science and
Technology (TxMOST) where matches came together to enjoy the holiday season.
On Saturday, December 9th, more than 500 Santa-clad guests and friends descended on Rainey Street to participate in the first annual SantaCon event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. The merry crowd raised over $8,000 to help BBBS create more life-changing friendships between at-risk youth and caring adult mentors. It was an afternoon of fun with a serious purpose.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Center Receives Sustainability Award
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas’ new Bennett-Rathgeber Mentoring Center has won an Austin Energy Green Building 3-star energy award. The award honors community structures that support a cleaner environment through efficient water and energy use and that provide healthy, comfortable spaces for staff, clients or residents.
This 2017 Thanksgiving season marks an unprecedented moment in time for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas as we reflect on a year of dreams come true. With thanks to donors, volunteers, families and Littles, board members, staff, and the community, we’ve had a banner year...
Community engagement is an important part of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ work. Now, a new group is turning that emphasis on community inward in order to create a greater sense of connectivity between and among BBBS Bigs and matches. The new group is called BIG – The Big Impact Group. It is made up of Bigs and other volunteers who are connected with BBBS. Launched in May, the group is using its networking skills and resources to help the organization as a whole.