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Meet Allemagne: Ecologist in Training!

Little Brother Eager to Explore Interests with His Big

On today’s blog, Match Support Specialist Drew Neddo introduces you to his newest match, Big Brother John Reller and Little Brother Allemagne! “Hello! I wanted to introduce you to a new match that might seem like it was made on Old McDonald’s Farm but was actually made by BBBSCI’s thoughtful Enrollment and Matching crew! This is… Read more.

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Help Celebrate Chuck E. Cheese’s 40th Birthday!

Matches receive special perks from Chuck E. Cheese

Calling all Bigs & Littles! Help celebrate Chuck E. Cheese’s 40th Birthday! From now until May 19, every Little will receive 40 FREE TICKETS! Also, mark your calendars for May 19 at 8:40 p.m. – all matches will have a chance to break a world record for the most people blowing party blowers at the same time for… Read more.

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Meet Audrey and Syriah!

New match eager to begin activities

Meet new match, Big Sister Audrey and Little Sister Syriah! Annette Perry, BBBSCI Match Support Team Leader, had this to say about her newest match: “I had the pleasure of introducing Syriah and Audrey Tuesday night!. They hit it off right away! Syriah is 11 years old and already 5’10” and Big Sister Audrey played… Read more.

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Meet Daniel and Paul!

Big and Little are first match of April!

Today on the blog, Sarah Fox, BBBSCI Bilingual Match Support Specialist, introduces you to her some of her newest Bigs and Littles and our first match of the month! The two were matched this past Monday, April 3.   Meet: Big Brother Paul and Little Brother Daniel – aka DJ and PJ! “PJ signed up… Read more.

Left to right: Darcey Palmer-Shultz, BBBSCI CEO; Sarah Fox, Bilingual Match Support Specialist to Cindy and Ciana; and Big Sister Cindy

Big Sister Makes Special Delivery

Cindy Halfman Raises Funds for BBBSCI

Big Sister Cindy Halfman works at Towne Meadow Elementary as a Speech Pathologist. The school raised $109 for #BBBSCI through three “Jeans Day” Fridays in March, where participants donated $1 to wear jeans on those Fridays. Cindy stopped by the BBBSCI All Staff Meeting yesterday morning to deliver the funds. Thank you, Cindy for being such a… Read more.

MCCOY Youth Activity Directory is Now Live!

Publication is Great Resource for Families, Matches

The Marion County Commission on Youth recently published their 2017 Youth Activity Directory! This guide is full of great resources for our families and matches, including but not limited to: counseling and health, community centers and food pantries, homework help, summer camps, summer jobs, and family fun activities in town! Check out page 24 for a… Read more.


Matches attend “Dress with Confidence Workshop”

Nordstrom Hosts 18 Graduating Littles for Special Event

On Sunday, March 26 – Nordstrom Rack hosted 18 of our Graduating Bigs and Littles for our annual “Dress with Confidence Workshop” as part of our Big Futures Program. As part of the workshop, the professional staff at Nordstrom provided insight on how to dress like a pro, tips on how to land interviews, and the… Read more.


Match Support Shares Fun Update on Big, Little

Raleigh Bonte Excited for Relationship to Grow Even More

Raleigh Bonte, Match Support Specalist, is our guest writer on the blog today! He’s sharing a fun update on one of his matches, Big Sister Hannah Kenninger and Little Sister Mykah! “I had a chance to speak to Hannah yesterday evening and what she had to say about her Little Sister was awesome! The two… Read more.

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Little Sister Meets with Med Student

Big Sister Sets Up Unique Opportunity for Little

Big Sister Nizeet Aguilar and Little Sister Alexia were matched in June of 2016, and recently, Nizeet shared this fun activity recap with her BBBSCI Match Support Specialist, Sarah Fox. Check it out! “Alexia has told me before that she wants to become a medical doctor when she grows up, so I thought it would… Read more.

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Big News Spring 2017 is Live!

We recently mailed out a newsletter to ensure that you’re up to date with everything our agency is doing thanks to your continued support. At BBBSCI, we are incredibly excited about what we’re doing for kids and families in our community. With so much happening, and a deep appreciation for the role you play in making it possible,… Read more.