SCHAUMBURG, IL (March 21, 2013) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and Comcast joined together today with local officials to launch an innovative, mentoring partnership called “Beyond School Walls,” an on-site workplace mentoring program. The program’s mission is to help young people succeed in school and in life. As part of the program, 9 Streamwood High School students visit Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region headquarters in Schaumburg every other week throughout the school year and meet with assigned Comcast mentors. The mentors talk with the students, and participate in pre-planned activities geared toward avoidance of risk taking behavior, socio-emotional competence and academic success. The program is designed to keep students in school, out of trouble and on the path to graduation and post-graduate success.
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On behalf of the 1,700 children we are currently serving, we would like to thank you for your support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSMC). None of our work would be possible without the amazing gift of time and dedication from our volunteer mentors as well as the generous financial investments made by our donors. We are very proud of the work we have done together and pledge to continually work to improve our outcomes in the future.
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Pop Theater Project has partnered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters Metropolitan Chicago to entice 50 Chicagoans to become volunteers after viewing a powerful play about a youth growing up in Chicago.
The play ONE, by Terrence Mosley will run January 13 and 14, 2013, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Avenue, in Chicago.Each live performance will offer information on how to become a volunteer for Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Metropolitan Chicago. Because of frank language, ONE is suggested for ages 14 & up.
Set in Humboldt Park, Eighteen-year old writer, Son, leaves his protective Mother’s arms to learn all that city life can teach him. Son learns the lesson of his life when he rekindles a relationship with his estranged Father. As Father and Son begin to develop a relationship that rivals the one he has with Mother, unexpected complications arise that change all three forever. Sweetly melancholic “ONE” deals with issues of otherness and perspective and asks the question “What does it mean to be family that was never together”? We are working with Big Brothers/Big Sisters Chicago to entice 50 Chicagoans to become volunteers!
This invite is for the Monday, January 14th @ 7:30pm performance. One of two live performances.
To RSVP to reply “Going” and I will follow up with you on the number of seats you need.The performance will run 90 min. If you need the Sunday, January 13th performance, follow this link:
If you can’t make it to either dates, just visit the FB Fan Page (facebook.com/chipoptheatreproject) on January 15th and you’ll be able to experience the play via the FB page. The FB also has tons of information on Pop’s mission and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
I understand if you can not attend. I just ask that you pass this invite on to your FB friends! Pass this on to those who might be interested in this story and what we are attempting to accomplish with Pop!
Little Brother, Aaron, who has been matched with his Big Brother, Austin, since May of this year, tosses the coin before Sunday’s game between the Bears and Packers. Aaron said, “It was awesome! I like Big Brothers Big Sisters because you learn new things and it’s fun. Austin is a good Big Brother; he listens, gives me feedback”.
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Last night Erika Corona-Owens, Maya Roberts, Heidi Baker and Rebecca Uscian of Big Brothers Big Sisters Metropolitan Chicago were a part of a live studio audience for Chicago Tonight. The episode titled “American Graduate” was focused on the Chicago Public Schools’ dropout crisis and featured panels with students who had dropped out of high school, educators who are helping students stay engaged in school and professionals who have studied the dropout crisis here in Chicago.
In addition to BBBSMC there were students from various schools featured in the episode, which included Pritzker, where our very own Heidi Baker has a program; other organizations such as Communities in Schools and StoryCorps. Additionally, Wendy DuBoe from United Way of Metropolitan Chicago was also in the audience heralding a program that United Way developed with Chicago Public Schools that provides technology centers for parents and students.
Last night’s full episode http://video.wttw.com/video/2313246936
Web Extra: American Graduate Special Q&A: http://video.wttw.com/video/2313248324
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On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and the Kellogg School of Management hosted A Conversation with Michael Lewis moderated by Kate Snow at Northwestern University. The event rose over $211,000 that will go directly to programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago.
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Herencia Hispana (septiembre 15-octubre 15), Big Brothers Big Sisters of America está lanzando la primera pagina nacional para “Bigs” latinos, LatinoBigs.org. La pagina tendrá historias, videos, blogs, y mucho mas de nuestros Bigs, familias, y donantes.