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  • Game Changers: Growing Support for Children in Need
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring services are often life-changing for the children, families and volunteers involved. BBBS serves approximately 1,000 children each year, but for every child we serve, there is another child on our waiting list longing to be matched with a caring mentor of their own. And, as our population grows, the demand for our services grows with it. To address this need, BBBS has developed a new program called Game Changers.

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  • Going the Distance
  • It could be Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas’ longest-running match. It’s hard to be sure. What those involved can be sure of is the life-changing impact this match has had on both the Big, John Farnish, and his Little Brother, Fidencio Perez.

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  • Spotlight on Ellen Harsch
  • BBBS does a terrific job of matching people to form successful mentoring relationships. A huge part of this success can be attributed to the extensive interview process set up by the agency. One of the people involved in overseeing the interviews is Enrollment Supervisor Ellen Harsch.

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  • Ice Ball 2016 Shines!
  • It was a night of shimmering gowns, sparkling smiles and glittering ice as Austinites gathered for the 12th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas Ice Ball. The largest annual fundraiser for the organization was held on Saturday, August 20, at the Hyatt Regency Austin and raised half a million dollars to support the agency’s mentoring programs for local youth.

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  • BB&T: The Gift of Giving
  • It’s amazing what a little enthusiasm can do. No one knows this better than Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T), one of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ corporate partners and the Diamond Sponsor for the agency’s Ice Ball gala for the second year in a row.
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  • Providing Hope
  • What difference does mentoring make? Can it really change a life? You might well wonder. Several months ago we received a letter from a former Little Sister who had written to tell us about her experience. Here, in her own words, is Jennifer’s account of the difference that her relationship with her Big Sister made for her. We appreciate her willingness to share her story. It is powerful.
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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Kids Learn to Sail at Hobie Day 2016
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas (BBBS) held its annual sailing event, Hobie Day, on Saturday, August 6 at Lake Travis for hundreds of kids (“Littles”) in the BBBS program. Over 200 Littles, their family members and mentors (“Bigs”) enjoyed swimming and sailing on catamarans and sailboats. The Austin Cats, a group of sailing enthusiasts, have hosted the event for nearly forty years.

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  • Reminiscing on Ice Ball 2015
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas' brightest gem, the Ice Ball, is coming up in less than a month! During last year's gala the Walton-Allen family shared their story regarding the impact BBBS has made in their lives. Check out their video story here!
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  • New video from our 2016 Scholarship Ceremony!
  • During the agency’s 30th Annual Promising Futures Scholarship Ceremony on Saturday, June 11, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas promised and awarded nearly $900,000 in college scholarships to more than 400 students. Check out the video recap!

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  • What Happens Now That I’m a Big?
  • You’ve been accepted as a Big. You’ve completed the enrollment process, the background checks and the training. You’ve met your new Little Brother or Sister and you’re ready to start changing a child’s life for the better, forever. Everything will be perfect, just like in the brochure, right? Except your Little doesn’t say much on your first outing, and he or she doesn’t seem enthusiastic about your efforts to interact.
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