When I first heard about the Big Brother Big Sister internship program from my school, I saw it as a great opportunity to advance in my field. At first I planned to work at Harrington Hospital in Webster but the opportunity fell through a few weeks prior my start date. I sat down with my… Read More My Experience at Big Brothers Big Sisters CM/MW
Notice how when children are bored, they doodle? Zentangling is a more artistic form of doodling that will relax you and your Little and also keep you occupied if you have nothing else to do. Zentangling and just making art in general are great ways to lose yourself and disconnect from a crazy day. Zentangling… Read More Zentangles- A Therapeutic Activity for Bigs and their Littles
Research has shown that mentoring and BBBS CM/MW have a positive outcome on youth. The numbers truly show that BBBS is changing lives. Here is some interesting research to prove it! A study done in 2012 by researcher Jean Grossman and her team is evidence that mentoring changes lives. Jean Grossman is on the faculty… Read More Mentors are Changing the Future
You’ve probably been seeing a lot of our posts about the Big Celebration. Celebrity guests, sponsor thank yous, auction items going up for bid. But what is this event really? The Big Celebration is our annual spring fundraising event. And this year’s theme? Viva Las Vegas. You know what that means, right? Eating gourmet food… Read More Bet on Big Brothers Big Sisters
A Guest Blog Post by Jeffrey Chin, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest Volunteering is not easy, nor necessarily convenient. It often results from the interplay of some pretty compelling internal forces: the desire to serve others (sometimes through personal sacrifice of time and attention), and the desire to feel effective, useful,… Read More Are you READY?
Recently I was able to attend a BBBS Field Day and spend some time with an 8 year old girl whose Big Sister was not able to attend the field day. I was nervous to meet her and I’m sure she was nervous as well. She was fairly quiet at first but as the day… Read More Field Day at Assumption College
“I recently started taking Jovania to a horse farm where I’ve been riding for years and I purchased her riding lessons at Christmas. Jovania had her first riding lesson last week and absolutely loved it! Today I took Jovania to watch a horse show and a complete stranger over heard us talking about how she… Read More Random Act of Kindness
(Southbridge, MA) On Thursday, March 3rd, STEM Director, Jessica Haggett, shared her expertise with matches at the Tri-Community YMCA. She brought in bins of supplies while the mentors and mentees were in awe at the happenings. As Haggett was setting up, mentors and mentees were curious to see what was in store for them. During… Read More Science with Vinegar & Baking Soda
What do you know about the AmeriCorps program? How about the fact that each year, AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country? Or that 2.3 million community volunteers were managed or mobilized by AmeriCorps members in 2014? AmeriCorps is a civil… Read More Happy AmeriCorps Week!
“During National Mentoring Month, we honor all those who continuously strive to provide young people with the resources and support they need and deserve, and we recommit to building a society in which all mentors and mentees can thrive in mutual learning relationships.” -President Barack Obama The largest mentoring program at Big Brothers Big… Read More Worcester Area Community Mentoring Programs