We are excited to introduce to you our new, monthly e-newsletter series. We have so enjoyed communicating with you through our Big Inspiration emails which hopefully brought some positivity over the last several months. Now that we are phasing into the "new normal" way of life, we thought it would be a great time to transition to a monthly e-newsletter.
Our Match Support Specialists are continuing to provide excellent service to our existing matches and also creating new matches. We will continue to update our Covid-19 Resource Page as needed. We look forward to continuing to create virtual events for our matches to utilize and connect with other matches. We also are planning for our upcoming Golf Fore Kids Tournament to be held on Monday, July 13th at Framingham Country Club. We are carefully reviewing guidelines for events and gatherings and will update plans for the tournament to reflect those guidelines.
Thank you for investing in our agency and programs. Because of you, we are able to defend the potential of over 1,000 kids.
Warm Regards, The Team at Big Brothers Big Sisters
We have some pretty incredible Bigs in our programs! We are especially proud of Dr. Akshay Kapoor who became a Big to his Little, Reu-Shawn in June 2019. Click on the ABC News video above to learn about Dr. Kapoor's recent graduation from UMASS Medical School and how a week later he was caring for patients suffering from COVID-19.
We are so proud of the work Dr. Kapoor is doing on the frontlines of the virus all while being a positive role model for Reu-Shawn!
Come learn about ANIMALS in the month of June!
Our MYSTEAM (Mentoring Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) team have been working on some exciting projects for our matches that they are able to take advantage of during this time of social distancing. Each Thursday afternoon, the MYSTEAM team is hosting a virtual speaker series in which our matches are able to hear from and interact with professionals in the STEAM fields. The month of June will be focused on Animal Sciences where we will hear from a zookeeper, a vet tech, and more! So far, we've hosted a Career Panel and a Women in Engineering Panel. The recorded videos from this series can be accessedhere.
Golf Fore Kids | July 13, 2020 Framingham Country Club
We are optimistically planning for our Golf Fore Kids Tournament on July 13th. We are carefully watching the guidelines in place for gatherings and events and will plan accordingly. If you are interested in participating or sponsoring the event, please visit here.
Rodman Ride for Kids | Sept. 26
Each year, we team up with the Rodman Ride for Kids for a bike riding event in Foxboro, MA. Due to Covid-19, this year's ride will be conducted virtually. Participants are able to get creative in how they raise pledges - walk, run, ride...anything goes. Learn more here!
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.