By: Kimberly Valenzuela During Massachusetts Promise Fellow week, BBBS would like to highlight the work of Kimberly Valenzuela. Through her Americorps service, Kimberly has developed our College and Career Readiness mentoring program at Framingham middle schools. Thank you to Kimberly for her dedicated work, and to Massachusetts Promise Fellows for their support. Here is one story… Read More Mass Promise Fellows Week 2017
By: Jessica Haggett MySTEM and Corporate Programs Director I know I’m a nerd. I get unreasonably excited over lab equipment. I’m delighted by data. I direct STEM programming at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/ Metrowest (check us out at bbbscm.org/mystem). It was no surprise that I was terribly excited to get to tour… Read More [STEM]ing Excitement for Science
By: Tracey Gustafson MySTEM Development Fellow, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/ Metrowest The first time I talked to Jesse I could tell he loved being a mentor to Devon. He was proud of Devon’s enrollment at a vocational high school and his new motivation to succeed in school. “He is taking… Read More Jesse & Devon: The Sky’s the Limit
Guest Blog post by Jeffrey Chin, MSW, LCSW For me, it reminded me of 1984. The year 1984, and not the book 1984, although I would understand why many would assume this was what I meant. In 1984, I was 12 years old, and I remember feeling a wide range of emotions that year—jubilant highs… Read More How was your 2016?
Attention Bigs and Littles! Ever wanted to try learning how to code? Now’s the time! Computer Science Education Week is December 5-11, 2016. The mission is to promote Computer Science with the belief that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn Computer Science. To facilitate this outreach Big Brothers Big Sisters… Read More Bigs and Littles: Get Your Code On!
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of our agency’s dearest members, Dr. H. Martin Deranian. Dr. Deranian was an exemplary individual who epitomized service and compassion for others. A long serving Big Brother, Dr. Deranian has notably maintained his relationship with his “Little Brother” Cameron for well over 50 Years. Their… Read More Remembering Dr. H. Martin Deranian
Tis the season to carve pumpkins! Akua and Kerry did a great job. #Spooky #MentorMonday http://ow.ly/i/ocWzH
Rodman Ride Spirit Week Day 4: 1960’s! Throwing it back to 1963 when our agency was founded. #TBT #Ride4Kids #Rodman4Kids http://ow.ly/i/nhRqO
We got a chance to interview one of the goalies from the Holy Cross Men’s Lacrosse Team, Nate Chung. Nate is captaining the John’s Brothers team supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/ Metrowest in the 2016 Rodman Ride for Kids. Nate has been working hard to inspire his team to ride and fundraise… Read More Rodman Spotlight: Nate Chung
Rich Schwarz has been a dedicated and dependable Big Brother for our organization for many years. In fact, he was awarded the 2016 Deranian Award, which is given annually to the Big Brother or Big Sister who exceeded expectations in their contributions to their Little and to the agency. He is on his third match with a… Read More Rodman Ride Spotlight: Rich Schwarz