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  • Presenting the Game Ball at NU
  • On February 15, matches from our McCormick Club Mentoring Program got to experience a Wildcats Men's Basketball game - on and off the court - thanks to the great team at Athletico Physical Therapy. Board Member & Athletico President Mark Kaufman, along with our Bigs and Littles and our CEO, took the court to present the game ball. Click 'more' to see pictures from the presentation.

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  • Growing in Northwest Indiana
  • Thanks to the support of a mix of local organizations, businesses and foundations in Northwest Indiana, BBBSMC will be expanding its programs to provide more mentors for Lake County youth. On February 1st, Outback Steakhouse in Merrillville welcomed BBBSMC as a charitable partner in its Opening Day celebrations. Our partnerships with the Legacy Foundation, Purdue Northwest and the Mayor of Whiting have helped us recruit and enroll more Bigs for Littles waiting to be matched. To become a NWI Big, contact Paul Lewis at lewis@bbbschgo.org.         

     
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  • Bowl for Kids' Sake Season is Starting!
  • This year we are looking to host 15 different Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS) events with 15 different organizations and corporations. We expect to have over 1,500 participants bowling for BBBSChi and have set a goal to raise over $315,000 for the agency. Click 'more' to learn how to get your organization involved in helping us make more matches!


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  • Mayoral Youth Mentoring Initiative
  • As part of Mayor Emanuel’s Mentoring Initiative, BBBSMC was recently awarded funding from the City of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) to expand our Community Based program. This additional funding will be targeted to serve 30 8th-10th grade boys in 10 of Chicago’s most at-risk neighborhoods. We hope you will help us find Bigs for the Littles that need to find them.            

     
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  • Big's Night Out Appreciation Happy Hour
  • On January 26, we culminated National Mentoring Month with a celebration for our many Bigs that make a difference each day for kids across Metro Chicago. It was a wonderful opportunity for our Bigs to meet and share their experiences together. A special thanks to Jaks Tap and Lagunitas for helping us treat our mentors. Click 'more' to view photos from the event.

     
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  • Full STEAM Ahead!
  • On Saturday January 14th, BBBSMC held an interactive workshop for our matches at Bit Space, incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to create a project our Littles could call their own. Click more to see our next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs – and hear from one of the entrepreneurs behind Bit Space! 

     

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  • Chicago's Crime Epidemic: How You Can Help
  • 2016 was one of the most violent years in Chicago's history. In this new year, many Chicagoans are wondering what they can do to help. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago has been at the center of this conversation, working to spread the word about how people can begin to take ownership: to step up and become a Big. Click 'more' to see our recent conversations with the Chicago Tribune and WBEZ.

      

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