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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

1 05, 2018

The BIG Golf Outing

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

Stuart, FL (April 28, 2018) – The Big Golf Outing was held on April 20th at Eagle Marsh Golf Club. Golfers started their day greeted by show-stopping cars from new sponsor, Jaguar Land Rover of the Treasure Coast. Ronnie DeChambeau gave a stellar performance of the National Anthem on his saxophone to send the golfers off. Throughout the day, golfers enjoyed on-course excitement, including the golf “cannon” from Florida Charity Golf Events, and the opportunity to win a new car lease from Advantage Ford!  

Upon returning to the Club House, golfers were greeted with a delicious buffet and smiling faces from the tremendous staff at Eagle Marsh. Local businesses and organizations donated a large variety of items to create an incredible silent auction spread that resulted in more than a few bidding wars amongst the golfers. Board member and long-time supporter, Ken Ringe, took the time to speak to all in attendance about his involvement in the program, and the impact the programs have in our community. Golfers’ hearts (and wallets) were thrown wide open when event committee member, Michelle Constantin’s Little Sister, Gracie, made a guest appearance. Gracie picked the winning ticket for the 50/50 raffle that resulted in one lucky golfer going home with $400 in his pocket!

With the help of our sponsors – Andrew and Robin Hunt, Laird Smith, Jaguar Land Rover of the Treasure Coast, Jensen Beach Plumbing, and Alpha Zeta Enterprises – and the generosity of the participants on the day of the event, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties was able to raise $11,187.95, all of which will benefit the children participating in our mentoring programs! Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to give a special thank you to all of our sponsors, participants, and especially the members of the event committee – Ed Bee, Michelle Constantin, Jo Neeson and Pamela Ball. The combined efforts of all involved made the event the BIG success that it was.

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