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Big Promoters

By |July 15th, 2019|

Become a “Big” Promoter 

Who were your Heroes Growing Up?
  • Who did you admire when you were in grade school? In junior high? In high school? Why?
  • Who did you want to be like you grew up?
  • What did you want to do when you grew up? Why?
  • Who made the most impact on your life besides your parents and other family members?

Hopefully you took a moment to reflect on the questions above.  Where would you be without caring adults, mentors, and role models in your life?  Each one of us has an opportunity to Inspire, Ignite, and Empower the next generation of young people through mentorship, advocacy or both.

We are always looking for mentors but this year we are also looking for advocates to become “Big Promoters” that will help us recruit more Bigs in 2019.  Recruitment of mentors is a collective process. Bigs sharing their stories and their experiences as well as promoting the importance of mentorship could go a long way in helping us find mentors for the young people waiting for their next Hero in the form of a mentor.  Would you like to become an official Promoter with BBBST?    
“Big Promoter Qualifications 
1) You must be a supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle
2)Willing to not attend meetings or be a part of a committee. ☺
3) Understand the purpose and importance of  mentorship.
4) Willing to engage and share your circle of influence with information about Big Brothers Big Sisters.
5)  Willing to attend a Speakers Bureau training to learn more about our new and exciting branding and impact language to help with          recruitment.
6) Willing to encourage people to attend one of our monthly scheduled orientations to learn more about the Big Brothers Big Sisters programs.
7) Willing to wear a FREE really cool t-shirt to promote Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle.
If you are interested in becoming a Big Promoter please contact Barron Damon Today at bdamon@bbbstri.org or 919-850-9772 Ext 104 for more information. We will schedule our first Speakers Bureau Training this summer

Upcoming STEM Sessions

By |July 15th, 2019|

Don’t miss our exciting new STEM sessions during our Smart Saturday Academy through the month of September. You can RSVP now for any of the SSA sessions below.
July 20th – Kramden Institute’s
Tech Trailblazers 2-day STEM mini-camp offers fun, hands-on experience for students interested in information technology (IT). Students build computers, learn IT fundamentals, and explore tech career options. Must attend both sessions. These sessions usually cost $150 per mini camp.
August 10th – Wells Fargo Home Mortgage  
Join us for this Big for A Day event sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. You will learn about money and finances in a fun and interactive way during this session. Make sure you save the date for this event. You don’t want to miss it.
August 24th –  Generation YES
Come out on the 4th Saturday of August to see what Torrez and Audra have planned next for our STEM scholars.
September 14th –  Back to School Picnic
One of our most popular events at Big Brothers Big Sisters.  We always have some STEM and lots of food, fun, and giveaways at our annual event.  Look out for the event registration later on in the summer.
* Please note that event dates and locations are subject to change based on presenters and partners
Please contact Barron Damon at bdamon@bbbstri.org or Andie Young ayoung@bbbstri.org or call (919-850-9772) to register
Our sessions will be held at our office except for STEM related tours. 808 Aviation Parkway Suite 900 from 10:00 to 12:00PM. Snacks are provided during our
sessions.

25 Women Changing the World

By |July 15th, 2019|

BBBSA President and CEO Pam Iorio Honored by People Magazine as one of 25 Women Changing the World

People Magazine published its annual list of “25 Women Changing the World,” and the list includes our President and CEO, Pam Iorio. While the headline may be “25 Women Changing the World,” we see the story as how Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies, our Bigs, and our partners are working together to change their communities.

We are celebrating this recognition in a national publication and taking a moment to reflect on the impact being made in the lives of young people, their families, and our Bigs. In the last 10 years, nearly 2 million youth have been served by Big Brothers Big Sisters. In all 50 states, Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies match youth with Bigs who help them increase their self-esteem, improve their grades, strengthen their social skills, and work toward their biggest possible futures.

In the interview with People Magazine, Pam said that she’s inspired by the impact that Bigs have in helping Littles realize their full potential. “It’s very emotional for me to meet a Big and a Little and to hear them talk about their relationship. Just recently one said to me that their Big Brother was the first person in his life who had high expectations for him. That’s the sort of thing that I hear all the time.”