Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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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Holiday Toy Drive

merryPlease donate a toy today!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida is asking  for your help in providing toys for the 250 at-risk children in our program and their siblings from ages 1-18. Please consider donating as many toys or gift cards (distributed to the older children), as you reasonably can.

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Anya and JaYaniWe at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida wanted to recognize one match that has been a joy to work with since their start in March 2014! Anya (Big Sister) and Ja’Yani (Little Sister) have been a wonderful match and we wanted to take the time to thank them for being such an example! Anya enrolled in our program because she wanted to be involved in the community and thought that investing in a child and mentoring them would be a great experience for both her and her Little. Similarly, Ja’Yani wanted a Big Sister to have someone to play with and spend time with her. Anya and Ja’Yani were a great fit for each other as Anya was willing

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Thank You Radha!

radhasylWe would like to say a special thank you to Ms. Radha Selvester and extend our gratitude to the CDS Staff for returning to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida to present to our group of students this fall semester! The students of Little Study Hall, our agency’s after-school tutoring program, enjoyed the very fun, interactive, and informative presentation. Through role playing, pictures shown, and stories told, students were able to physically see, practice, and learn how to be safe. Students learned about the importance of safety, important numbers to memorize, where to go for help, and what to do if they encounter a stranger. It was easy to see

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Little Study Hall

LSHLittle Study Hall is a great program for students to get extra help in any subject areas needed. Students can come in after school to receive free help from volunteers in the community with knowledge in subjects such as math, reading, writing, spelling, and more! We had a great turnout this semester with twelve students enrolled in the program. Students have been coming in Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm [Read more of this review]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters license plates are now available!

License Image_150pxWe are happy to announce that the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles has passed our specialty license plate to be a choice among the many already available. This has been a work in progress for quite some time and we are ecstatic about the opportunity to get our name out there. The plates are being sold as a voucher at this time. There must be 1,000 [Read more of this review]

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Everyone deserves a Second Chance

second-chanceBig Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida would like to update all of our supporters about our Second Chance Program. For those whom are unaware, BBBS has a new program funded through the Department of Labor that focuses on past and present juvenile offenders ages 14-22. The focus of this program is to identify youth whom are currently under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice or have been supervised [Read more of this review]

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