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  • All it Takes is Just 1 Big!
  • Children with a Big are more likely to be curious about educational opportunities, avoid risky behaviors, and have strong relationships with their peers and family. Become a Big today and change the life of a child. Click "more"
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  • Palatine's First Site Based Mentoring Program
  • BBBSMC, in close partnership with the Women’s Leadership Council of United Way North-Northwest / United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (United Way) and the Palatine Opportunity Center (POC), has launched the first BBBS Site based mentoring program in the city of Palatine.Click "more"
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  • Healthcare Foundation 6th Year in Supporting At-Risk Youth
  • Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park marks its 6th year in supporting at-risk youth. Since 2010, the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park has made a commitment to at-risk youth in the Highland Park Hospital service area by funding mentoring matches through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSMC). Click "more"
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  • Ex-mentee Gives Back as Big Brother
  • Jamiu Kolawole was 14 when his mother signed him up for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Chicago. Today, the 34-year-old IT specialist is giving back as a big brother himself. Click "more"
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  • BBBSMC Launch Arab American Focused Mentoring Program
  • BBBS, in close partnership with the Arab American Family Services (AAFN) center, has launched the first BBBS Arab American focused mentoring program in the nation. The program has 10 mentors of Arab American background mentoring children from the AAFN center under guidance from BBBS staff. Click 'more'
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  • Big & Little Holiday Party - a SUCCESS AGAIN!
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago hosted the annual Big & Little Holiday Party on Saturday, December 6th at U.S. Cellular Field with over 650 Bigs, Littles, board members, sponsors, friends, and staff of our agency. Click here to read about the event. Click “more”

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  • Match Story
  • Mya and Alissa have been matched for just about a year, but act as if they have been matched for many more. These two have done it all from kayaking, to corn mazes and cooking to Cubs games. Click 'more'

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