Greg Wood, Marketing and Special Events Intern To many of you reading this, your office may simply be a workday destination. To a kid however, the ordinary becomes extraordinary: the office turns into a world full of promise and prospect, giving them a vision into the results that hard work and dedication can bring. Your… Read More Our Corporate Mentoring Programs: Broadening Horizons
Jess Haggett never considered herself to be an athletic person, but she hasn’t let that get in her way in preparing for the Rodman Ride for Kids. After being a virtual rider (fundraising without riding) two years ago, Jess was a physical rider in last year’s Ride. Even though it was the first biking… Read More Rodman Ride Spotlight: Jess Haggett
Greg Wood, Marketing and Special Events Intern Amongst the plethora of studies and inspirational quotes proclaiming the importance of mentorship, its impact can just as well be illustrated by a mentee’s life-changing story. The transformative experience of one our Littles, Rylee, is no exception. With the tremendous help of her Big Sister Lia, Rylee (now… Read More Rylee’s Story: Small Steps Towards Success
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