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19 09, 2018

Bowl For Kids’ Sake – A Striking Success!

By | September 19th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Teams from Split Sponsor, MDG Advertising

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties was proud to host their first annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake event on Saturday, September 8th at CineBowl & Grille in the Delray Marketplace. There were 64 bowlers in attendance to sell out the 16 lanes in the alley. Proud sponsors were able to attend the event, or donate their lanes for Big Brothers Big Sisters program participants to attend. Sponsors included MDG Advertising, NetOne Technologies, JP Morgan Securities, Jacaranda, Gordon & Doner, Haynes Scaffolding & Supply, Physicians Choice Respiratory Services, and Thrivent Action Team. Their support and generosity combined with the individuals participating in the event helped to raise $7,291 for Big Brothers Big Sisters! 

50/50 Winner and Little Sister, Katelyn, with Partnership and Events Coordinator, Courtney Buckel.

Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrated the highest and lowest team scores, the highest and lowest individual scores, and the most spirited team. The JP Morgan Securities team led by Gabriela Pellegrini took home the award for the highest team score, and one of her teammates, Nate Krueger, contributed to their success with his highest individual score of 303 across 2 games! On the other hand, the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Martin County office, led by Program Manager, Katie Knapfel, rounded out the teams with the lowest team score, and 4-year-old Olivia Knapfel proudly displayed her toilet bowl award for the “best golf score” award. The JP Morgan Securities team led by Portia Culley rightfully earned the title “Most Spirited” with constant cheers, claps, and encouragement for teammates, as well as for the teams around them.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a national Big Brothers Big Sisters event that is hosted by affiliates across the country to raise funds for their local mentoring programs. Participants set a fundraising goal and raise money to contribute to that goal leading up to the event. Their efforts culminate at a local bowling alley, where sponsors, teams, individuals, and program participants get to bowl and interact with one another to celebrate the funds and awareness raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs. 

 All Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2018 participants waiting on award announcements.

11 07, 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters School to Work Student Receives Scholarship

By | July 11th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Kettie joined the School to Work program last summer with aspirations of gaining experience in preparation for her dream of becoming a teacher. School to Work is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties newest program that offers a unique integration of mentoring, skill training, and pathways to career and college success. Local businesses have youth work onsite in an internship to provide them with hands on experience in the field. 

During Kettie’s internship, she connected with local leaders and guest speakers to acquire new skills such as applying for college scholarships. We are pleased to announce, with the assistance of a recommendation letter she earned from the program, Kettie received a total of $40,000 in scholarships and has decided to attend Florida Atlantic University in fall of 2018. 

Thank you to the many program supporters who have made Kettie’s dream a reality including Palm Beach County Youth Services Department, The Jim Moran Foundation, The Lost Tree Foundation and the William and Helen Thomas Charitable Trust. To learn more about the School to Work Program visit mentorbig.org or contact Alyssa Williams at 561-296-0893.

1 06, 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives funding for the “School to Work Summer Program” From Palm Beach County Youth Services Department

By | June 1st, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Big Brothers Bigs Sisters PBMC would like to thank the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department and our County Commissioners who awarded funding to Big Brothers and Big Sisters 2018 summer “School to Work” program. Beginning June 2018, twenty-four youth will be given an opportunity to experience hands on learning while earning a stipend. This unique program integrates mentoring, career exploration through workplace internships and instructs youth on pathways to college or postsecondary education.  Junior and Senior high school students will be educated and prepared for either college, post-secondary school, and/or the workforce. The program encourages graduation while maintaining or improving academics, behavior, attendance, and introduces youth to caring adults working in diverse fields within the community. Thank You Palm Beach County Youth Services Department for supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters and embracing our vision that “All children achieve success in life.”

 

Mission of the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department

Administer programs and initiatives of the Board of County Commissioners to ensure the healthy growth, development, education, and transition of children and youth to young adulthood and the workforce.Learn more at http://discover.pbcgov.org/youthservices/Pages/default.aspx

1 06, 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters receives funding for the “Start Something” program from Children’s Services Council of Martin County

By | June 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc. has been awarded funding for the 2018- 19 FY from Children’s Services Council of Martin County to support Big Brothers Big Sisters our community based mentoring program in Martin County, “Start Something.” The program pairs caring adults with Martin County children in need of additional support. Our Bigs and Littles participate in a variety of community activities and services projects that enhance the lives of children facing adversity. Children with a Mentor do better academically, behavioral and are less likely to skip school or use drugs. Thank you for sharing our vision to help all children succeed

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc. has been awarded funding for the 2018- 19 FY from Children’s Services Council of Martin County to support Big Brothers Big Sisters our community based mentoring program in Martin County, “Start Something.” The program pairs caring adults with Martin County children in need of additional support. Our Bigs and Littles participate in a variety of community activities and services projects that enhance the lives of children facing adversity. Children with a Mentor do better academically, behavioral and are less likely to skip school or use drugs. Thank you for sharing our vision to help all children succeed 

 

1 05, 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters Thanks you for Joining the Village at “An Evening to Remember”

By | May 1st, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Big Brothers Big Sisters Thanks you for Joining the Village at “An Evening to Remember”

On Saturday, April 28th Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties held its  annual recognition ceremony “An Evening to Remember” It Takes a Village presented by Dex Imaging. Honorees David Pittinos and Richard Bova received the Raising a Child and Raising Children Award, a special recognition given to individuals and businesses who are committed to changing young lives. Guests enjoyed a fun night of cocktails, culinary delights, croquet, and entertainment provided by the talented children in our programs Rhiannon, Sarah, and Sophie. The evening raised almost $25,000 to benefit mentoring programs.

In addition, volunteer mentors were honored with the annual “Big of the Year” title. Congratulations to the winners are Workplace Partner Kim Gibbons, Teen Big Kyla Shelling, Big Brother Richard Werkmeister and Big Sister of the Year Markella Haynes. Congratulations also to those who were nominated including volunteers Helen Porter, Jamie Irwin, Tara Bachinsky, Lindsey Bond, Sophie McClung,  Eric Salvati, Ashley Sagar, Natasha Chen, and Wanda Phillips.

Click here to watch a Video about Big Brothers Big Sisters

Click the link to view the Evening to Remember 2018 Photo Album

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