Sunday, November 23, 2014

What is BBBS?

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Mid-Florida was established in 1977 and has served thousands of children within the Mid-Florida area.  Our coverage includes Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy, and Marion County.

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Spotlights

Thanks a million, 4-H Pledge

2012 4H PledgeThis is the 4-H pledge, with over 7 million active members, 4-H has continued to evolve into one of the largest youth development and empowerment organizations in the United States! The official symbol for this organization is the four-leaf clover, which has four H’s on the emblem that stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.

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THANK YOU to Ms. Radha Selvester and staff at CDS Family and Behavioral Health Services, Inc.

CDSOn behalf of our agency, we want to extend a huge THANK YOU to Ms. Radha Selvester and the entire staff at CDS Family and Behavioral Health Services, Inc for an extremely informative and fun Safe Place presentation for our students. CDS Family and Behavioral Health Services is a non-profit organization established in 1970 that serves over 4000 people each year with counseling for children and teens, youth shelter, and prevention activities.

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Satchels of Gainesville
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THANK YOU SATCHELS

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida would love to thank Satchels of Gainesville for donating all of its ATM fees for the month of July to our agency! Every month, this delicious pizza restaurant supports various charities through the monthly ATM donation program, and we are very grateful to have received their generous donation. If you were a customer who enjoyed eating delicious pizza there in the month of July, we appreciate your support and don’t hesitate to go there again as every month a local non-profit benefits from this donation. Also, keep an eye out for upcoming restaurant fundraisers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida!

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Current News

Juvenile Restorative Justice

virginia centerBig Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida was extremely excited to host a seminar focusing on the practices of Juvenile Restorative Justice. This event took place on Friday, July 25, 2014 at PK Yonge Research and Developmental School. Our Guest Speaker, Judy Clarke from the Virginia Center for Restorative Justice, is one of the nation’s foremost experts in Restorative Justice with over 40 years of experience. [Read more of this review]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Specialty License Plate

License Image_150pxGreat News! Earlier this year Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida, Inc. was successful in getting the Florida Legislature to approve a new Big Brothers Big Sisters Specialty License Plate.  We are working hard, to pre-sell 1000 of these vouchers throughout Florida, which will trigger the actual production of these new license plates here in our state. Our agency goal is to pre-sell 35-50 vouchers.

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WILL YOU BE MY BIG SISTER OR BIG BROTHER?

These are just two of the 285 children that we currently have on our waiting list and they are ready to be paired with positive role models today. Become a Big Brother or Big Sister, and help us make a lasting impact on their lives with one-on-one mentoring relationships. Hundreds of children have already benefited from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Please help us give these children an opportunity to experience the joy that comes along with this life-changing friendship.  

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