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Agency News

January 2022

Hello friends,

As we reflect on 2021, we would like to thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a New Year of supporting our mission to create professionally supported mentoring relationships, empowering youth to realize their potential and build brighter futures.

The Team at Big Brothers Big Sisters

Program Highlight

As a way to expand beyond a classic experiment-based science fair, the Girls E-Mentoring STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) Fair will feature projects by our GEM matches, which explore any topic of their choosing that exists within the STEAM spectrum. Rather than an experiment carried out to test a hypothesis, the Girls E-Mentoring STEAM Fair has allowed our GEM matches to explore any topic of their choosing and share their findings with family and friends, as well as any other curious Bigs and Littles looking to learn something new. There is no limit to what kinds of presentations we might have in store, so come with an open mind and get ready for some STEAM fun!


Match Spotlight

You may recognize Bruce (Big) and Jovani (Little) from Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Night In event that took place in November - matched in 2021, this pair has had many fun adventures together and have built a strong bond! 

Most recently, the duo has taken a visit to Worcester Ice Hockey rink, have taken a trip to the New England Aquarium and Fanuel Hall in Boston, MA. 

Mazie Mentoring Program

The Mazie Mentoring Program is looking for caring and committed adults to mentor high school students at Framingham, Waltham, and Marlborough high school.

Each year, the Mazie Mentoring Program recruits local adults to show students how to set goals and prepare for college and adulthood.

During the program, students complete specific goals with the help of a mentor, like volunteering for a community service project or completing a college essay.

The Mazie program was founded in 1999 in memory of John Andrew Mazie and has served over 900 students since. The program first started at Framingham High School in 1999, and then later branched out to students at Waltham High School and Marlborough High School.

If you're interested in volunteering as a mentor, contact Brandon Portillo at brandon.portillo@bbbscm.org or visit the Mazie program website.

About the Mazie Mentoring Program

The Mazie Mentoring Program matches at-risk high school students in Framingham, Waltham, and Marlborough with dedicated adult mentors for their Sophomore through Senior years of high school. Its objective is to provide young people with the support to help them achieve their goals and succeed. Since its foundation in 1998, the program has served 1,000 students. Created to honor the legacy of John Andrew Mazie, the program is in its 22nd year of operation. Since 2017, the program has been operated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & MetroWest.

Stand With Us Today to Defend Potential

When children and teens have the influence of a caring adult, they are more likely to avoid risky behaviors and to focus on academics. Today's youth face a variety of challenges, and being matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister can help them navigate these challenges and reach their potential.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & MetroWest
484 Main St. Suite 360
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608


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