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Courtside with Chicago Bulls Charities
BBBSMC is grateful to have the Chicago Bulls as active supporters of our agency, focused on sharing our commitment to youth and violence prevention in our city. As the Bulls took on the LA Lakers, BBBSMC was invited for an on-court ceremony to accept a $10,000 donation from Chicago Bulls Charities. These funds will help us grow our Site Based Program at the James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club, a couple blocks away from the United Center.
This November, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America launched the Bigs in BlueSM initiative, a one-to-one mentoring program that connects youth with police in communities throughout our nation. BBBSMC has built a strong partnership with the Chicago Police Department that has spanned over 35 years. Through our Bowl for Kids' Sake program, CPD has raised over $2 million for our agency. We look forward to working with police departments across Metro Chicago. Click here to learn more about Bigs in BlueSM.
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More than 100,000 kids in Chicago are facing limitations at school, home and in their communities and can only dream of a better life. When you give to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago, you're making an investment with an invaluable return - the opportunity to give a child a brighter future. Become a member of our Brighter Futures Society by donating today.
Our 5th Annual BIG Bash was our biggest bash yet, bringing in over $157,000 for BBBSMC. Over 450 guests joined us at the Harold Washington Library on Saturday, November 12th. We are so thankful to our Leadership Board for their support in planning this amazing evening, and for our sponsors who provided such a unique and fun experience for all of our guests.
Companies around metro Chicago have opened their doors to our Littles and are finding new ways to show them different career paths, networks, as well as educational, professional and volunteer opportunities. Comcast NBCUniversal’s Beyond School Walls program, in particular, has leveraged its diverse team to expose these children to the endless career options that exist within just one media and technology company.
On Thursday, October 20th, our high school, female Littles had the unique opportunity to share dinner and conversation with professional women speaking on their personal experiences and motivations for succeeding in a variety of careers.
The Third Annual Live BIG event, held at the Saddle & Cycle Club, was generously sponsored by BBBSMC Board Member Debra Beinstein and Leslie Smith, Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
As part of their investment in leading local youth-serving organizations,
Altria Group has generously awarded funding to BBBSMC in support of over
1,500 middle school and high school aged youth in
all of our mentoring programs, with a new grant towards our innovative Flex Mentoring Program. This grant
will help our agency establish four new Flex Mentoring Programs serving up to
100 additional high school students with an online mentoring curriculum
designed to promote graduation as well
as college and career readiness.
"Summer Chicago" Summer Photo by Arnold De Asis; 6th Slideshow Image Courtesy of Wyndham Rewards
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