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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, nearly 750 guests raised an amazing $600,000 for our kids. Between the live auction, seated dinner and hors d'oeuvres, the gala's featured family, the Walton-Allen family, shared their story and 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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  • Fun in the Sun: Summer Activities for Matches to Enjoy
  • Central Texas is home to countless places to explore, wander, eat, and enjoy. In the summertime, the weather may get hotter, but that doesn’t stop matches from spending time together both indoors and outdoors.
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  • Kate & Hector Perez: Host Committee Chairs for Ice Ball 2016
  • Sparkling lights, ice sculptures, an elegant setting, fashionable gowns, exotic auction prizes. It’s easy to get caught up in the dazzling event that is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Ice Ball Gala. But Ice Ball Chairs Kate and Hector Perez look beyond the glamour to focus on the heart of the event: raising money to help BBBS provide mentoring services to more children in Central Texas.
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  • BBBS Presents Scholarships to Over 400 Students
  • Encouragement and possibilities were the themes as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas promised and awarded almost $900,000 in college scholarships to more than 400 students at the agency’s 30th Annual Promising Futures Scholarship Ceremony on Saturday, June 11. Held at the For the City Center, the event featured Mayor Steve Adler as the keynote speaker. He addressed his remarks to an audience made up of students, families and mentors.
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  • A Gift for Learning
  • Sometimes you just need to be given a chance. Sometimes you need to be given a lifeline. For Demetria Wiley, that vital support came from Big Brothers Big Sisters and the agency’s scholarship program.

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  • Cushman & Wakefield: A Commitment That Runs Deep
  • Partnerships are an integral part of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ success. There are the matches created – the mentoring partnerships that change children’s lives and that are the focus of BBBS’ work. But there are also business and community partnerships that support and advance the agency’s work in a variety of ways.
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