Monday, March 30, 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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Spotlights

BBS of Mid-Florida 2015 National Big of the Year Award

Every year, our agency has the opportunity to nominate a Big Brother or Big Sister of the Year. We wanted to use our bi-monthly spotlight to share our nomination for our Big of the Year, Derek. He has been matched with his Little Brother, Octavious, since May 2008. Derek will go on to compete at the state level. We are rooting for you, Derek!

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“It has been an absolute joy serving as the Match Support Specialist to Derek and Octavious. I truly believe that this match represents the consistency, dedication, and collaboration that I aim for all of our matches to possess. Derek and Octavious are such an example, and it is an honor to get a chance to share how instrumental Derek has been in Octavious’ life since their match began almost seven years ago in May 2008.

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Gator Basketball…Fantastic!

Natalie and Caitlin

We are extremely grateful for our friends over at the United Way for extending the opportunity for our Bigs and Littles to enjoy free tickets to Gator basketball games! Thanks to the United Way, we were able to have four matches attend the UF vs. Auburn game as well as the UF vs. Ole Miss game. For many of our Littles, this was an entirely new experience and we could not be more thankful! Here’s a photo from one of our matches, Natalie and Caitlin, from the UF vs. Ole Miss game earlier this month.

 

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Thanks to these sponsors for their support during our children’s Holiday Party!

 

Thank you so much

 

 AAA , Beef O’Brady, Dollar General, Domino’s

 Hobby Town USA, Patti Cakes, Texas Roadhouse

 Wing House

 

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Current News

Big Brothers Big Sisters license plates are now available!

LicenseWe 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 vouchers bought by June 1, 2015 for production to start. To buy this voucher please visit your county’s local tax [Read more of this review]

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Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

second-chance-e1378317107380Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida would like to update all of our supporters about our Second Chance Program. For those who 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 who are currently under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice or have been supervised during the last calendar year. The goal is to provide these youth with needed education, [Read more of this review]

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Little Study Hall

Tutoring1Little Study Hall for the spring semester has been in full swing for almost two months now! This semester we have 19 students and 13 tutors, which allows us to have a 1:3 student-to-tutor ratio the majority of the time! This semester is off to a great start, and the students are working really hard to complete their homework and learn new skills! Thank you to everyone who has helped us provide tutoring services to the students of Alachua County!

 For those who are interested in enrolling their child in Summer Little Study Hall or becoming a tutor for the summer, [Read more of this review]

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