Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.
Potential lives within every kid. Yet, more than 8.5 million kids are still in need of someone who will stand in their corner. So, we’ve sharpened our focus. Reimagined how we do things. Modernized how we look and talk. And we are creating new, exciting ways to put our Littles first, like never before. We are the new Big Brothers Big Sisters. We’re here to defend every kid’s potential. We’re ready to build the biggest possible future. Together. And this is just the beginning.
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Great piece from our champion For Bigs In Blue!! Thank you Rod and as always, thank you Michael Gottlieb for starting th...
02/24/2020
Riverside Times

Great piece from our champion For Bigs In Blue!! Thank you Rod and as always, thank you Michael Gottlieb for starting this venture for us!!

Connecting police with kids in need | Opinion https://trib.al/ve6ZE05

It's THE BIG DRAFT 2020. Know someone who'd make a great mentor? Tag them! And tell them why you're drafting them to our...
02/12/2020

It's THE BIG DRAFT 2020. Know someone who'd make a great mentor? Tag them! And tell them why you're drafting them to our team of Bigs today.

Help us draft the next generation of Bigs. Join us and NFL's Inspire Change by tagging a friend who'd make a great Big.
02/10/2020

Help us draft the next generation of Bigs. Join us and NFL's Inspire Change by tagging a friend who'd make a great Big.

Football may be over, but we are just kicking off. We've teamed up with NFL's Inspire Change to recruit the next great m...
02/09/2020

Football may be over, but we are just kicking off. We've teamed up with NFL's Inspire Change to recruit the next great mentors. Tag someone who YOU think would make a great Big.

One. More. Day. Ready for the challenge?
02/08/2020

One. More. Day.

Ready for the challenge?

In 2 days, we put your skills to the test!
02/07/2020

In 2 days, we put your skills to the test!

3 Days until we kick off something BIG.
02/06/2020

3 Days until we kick off something BIG.

📣 Attention Target 🎯 Shoppers - We're participating in the Target Circle Program! Now through March 31st, vote for us th...
02/04/2020

📣 Attention Target 🎯 Shoppers - We're participating in the Target Circle Program!

Now through March 31st, vote for us through the Target Circle program to help determine how Target’s donation will be divvied up.

We’re asking our supporters to help us make the most of this incredible opportunity. Every vote counts to help us receive a portion of the available Target funds as we continue our mission to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

And DON'T FORGET, as you earn more votes, you can keep voting multiple times during the campaign!

Find out more about Target Circle here: www.target.com/circle

Special thanks today to Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez, Attorney General Ashley Moody, State Reps. Michael A. Gottli...
01/28/2020

Special thanks today to Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez, Attorney General Ashley Moody, State Reps. Michael A. Gottlieb, PA and Evan Jenne for sharing the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission across the State of Florida.

Visiting our favorite State Representative Michael Gottlieb! Thank you for your support of Bigs in Blue in Broward!
01/28/2020

Visiting our favorite State Representative Michael Gottlieb! Thank you for your support of Bigs in Blue in Broward!

Hooray, it's January! Big Brother Big Sisters of Broward County will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 Community Bag...
01/01/2020

Hooray, it's January! Big Brother Big Sisters of Broward County will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 Community Bag sold in January at the Winn-Dixie located at 941 Southwest 24th Street, Fort Lauderdale FL. Stop by that store and pick up a bag to support our kids!

What a great story! The lasting impact of the powerful relationships Bigs create with their Littles is immeasurable.
12/27/2019

What a great story! The lasting impact of the powerful relationships Bigs create with their Littles is immeasurable.

“I’d just turned twelve. I think Dad realized that I needed somebody in my life. He was working two jobs so I never had anyone to talk to. Mom wasn’t around. Middle school was a complete disaster. I had no friends and was getting bullied tons. Then one day I came home from school, and Dad was home—which was shocking, because he normally worked until 9 pm. And he introduced me to this guy. I had no clue who he was. He said his name was Adam, and that he was my ‘Big Brother,’ and he was going to help me. But I had no clue what that meant. I just thought it was a friend of my dad’s or something. We were only supposed to meet two times a month. But it ended up being more like three times a week. He helped me study. I could call him whenever I felt sad. And he helped me with my anger outbursts. Whenever I was having a bad day, we’d go to a bridge near his house and throw a bunch of rocks in the creek. He helped me so much over the years. Even after he moved to New York, I was able to do the last two years of high school by myself. He promised me that if I graduated with all B’s, he’d fly me up to New York for a visit. Well I did better than that. I graduated with all A’s and B’s.”

12/19/2019
Coconut Creek Police Department

What an amazing opportunity. Thank you to everyone who pulled this together and made it possible for our Littles. We are forever grateful for our generous donors!

Thanks to a generous donation from our friends and community partners at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, we had a "Shop with a Cop" earlier this week at the Walmart on Hillsboro Boulevard! Four officers in our "Bigs in Blue" program who have already been matched with their "littles" to part. Bigs In Blue is a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County that pairs our officers, or other police department employees, with kids in a mentoring program. Watch some highlights from the wonderful night in our video:

We all made it out!! #savingsanta #anecdote
12/18/2019

We all made it out!! #savingsanta #anecdote

#reindeergames BBBS staff party is in full effect!! 🎅🏻
12/18/2019

#reindeergames BBBS staff party is in full effect!! 🎅🏻

Thank to JMFamily Enterprises! Once again you brought a day of fun and holiday celebration to our matches!
12/07/2019

Thank to JMFamily Enterprises! Once again you brought a day of fun and holiday celebration to our matches!

It's not too late to participate in #givingtuesday! Every donation, big or small, strengthens our mission and helps make...
12/03/2019

It's not too late to participate in #givingtuesday! Every donation, big or small, strengthens our mission and helps make matches possible. Consider joining the charge to ignite potential in our community.

Share, tag us, and use the hashtags #GivingTuesday, #BBBS #BigBrothersBigSisters #DefendersofPotential and #BiggerTogether.

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Thank you Miami Dolphins defensive tackle, Davon Godchaux, for including our families in your #Chauxdown for Thanksgivin...
12/02/2019
Davon Godchaux Delivering On The Field And In The Community

Thank you Miami Dolphins defensive tackle, Davon Godchaux, for including our families in your #Chauxdown for Thanksgiving dinner this year!

We are always so grateful to @Jason Jenkins and our #footballunites partnership for your support!

The defensive tackle wants to do the right thing—both on and off the field.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends, volunteer, parents and supporters! Thank you for bringing positive change to our ...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends, volunteer, parents and supporters! Thank you for bringing positive change to our kids!

Our Bigs in Blue family just keeps on growing! Welcome Hollywood PD - proud of your efforts!!
11/07/2019

Our Bigs in Blue family just keeps on growing! Welcome Hollywood PD - proud of your efforts!!

"I am so proud to be part of the Bigs In Blue program with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County. We started the program in Coconut Creek, and we are proud to welcome ten new program participants from the Hollywood Police Department. I can't wait to add more departments in the coming weeks."

-Broward County PBA President Rod Skirvin

Bigs in Blue is growing! Welcome to the Family Hollywood Police Department
11/06/2019

Bigs in Blue is growing! Welcome to the Family Hollywood Police Department

"I am so proud to be part of the Bigs In Blue program with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County. We started the program in Coconut Creek, and we are proud to welcome ten new program participants from the Hollywood Police Department. I can't wait to add more departments in the coming weeks."

-Broward County PBA President Rod Skirvin

10/21/2019
Coconut Creek Police Department

We are so excited about this new partnership and we can’t thank Coconut Creek Police Department enough for once again jumping into action to lead change in our community. Thank you to everyone who has helped put this together and get it kicked off in the right direction!

The Coconut Creek Police Department and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County announced a first of its kind partnership in Broward County, Bigs In Blue. This important new initiative is a one-to-one mentoring program pairing Coconut Creek police officers, and other staff at the police department, with kids in Coconut Creek schools and the surrounding area. Take a closer look at the program by watching this video:

Such a cool opportunity. Pick one up at your Walmart and share your photo with us! But hurry. It’s for a limited time on...
10/13/2019

Such a cool opportunity. Pick one up at your Walmart and share your photo with us! But hurry. It’s for a limited time only. 🧼

Have you heard? We're partnering with Dial to bring you our very own, custom-designed body wash!🛁🧼

Thank you to Little Sister Kaliyah from Kansas City for creating the label on our bottle, we love it!

Grab a bottle today at a Walmart near you!

We celebrate National Coming Out day alongside our Director of BIGPride, Jennifer Becker as she shares her coming out st...
10/11/2019

We celebrate National Coming Out day alongside our Director of BIGPride, Jennifer Becker as she shares her coming out story: "Today is National Coming Out Day. I listened to a Broward college student this week share her coming out story and she talked about how she grew up with a religious family and she had a very strong faith. She said that she was terrified to open up to her family and especially her church family because she was afraid of being rejected, especially by God. She said... “I couldn’t understand how I could be created only to be condemned.” Her words touched a very personal part of my coming out story. It was 2012 and I called up my parents and told them. They weren’t really surprised but instead told me that they loved me. Most of my family embraced me, even with our deep rooted faith. My step dad wrestled with being an elder in a church that didn’t embrace and love the LGBTQ+ community but he brought me along on his journey and we had many deep conversations about it. My biggest fear in coming out was my church family, and it was a very difficult process, especially because I was working as a church leader with middle and high school students. I wrestled so much over whether God loved me and I had so many difficult conversations with church family and friends. I eventually decided I couldn’t work for the church and be gay; but thankfully through the years I found that God still loved me. My relationship with God was always important and I never let it go. As I ran tonight with Serena and Liam, I was thinking if I didn’t come out, I wouldn’t be here. I wouldn’t have found love. I wouldn’t be running with my son in the stroller and my beautiful wife. I am so grateful for my family who embraced and loved me (even as they wrestled with their faith) and I know that many LGBTQ+ youth live in constant fear of that rejection, that their family will shun them, be ashamed, and even kick them out. I’m writing my coming out story because I want to be real on Facebook. I want to give a kid or any person the encouragement that though your coming out may be hard, you are loved unconditionally by God and he will never throw you out. I’ll never throw you out. And there are beautiful things on the other side (like my wife, my son, and absolute joy)."

10/01/2019
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Today is the day! We're excited to launch our NEW national recruitment PSA.

30,000 children are waiting for a mentor. Be there for one of them. Become a Big Today. #BiggerTogether

Thank you Fort Lauderdale Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3140 for your very “Cool” 1960 party benefiting Big Brothers B...
09/30/2019

Thank you Fort Lauderdale Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3140 for your very “Cool” 1960 party benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County. Rayda, thank you for all your support! What a fun night.

Loving the new artwork in our office entryway. You are all of these things and so much more! 💚#safespaceforall
09/20/2019

Loving the new artwork in our office entryway. You are all of these things and so much more! 💚#safespaceforall

We’re at Lilly Pulitzer for our shop and share event. Who’s ready to come pick up something and support our kids? 1007 E...
09/18/2019

We’re at Lilly Pulitzer for our shop and share event. Who’s ready to come pick up something and support our kids? 1007 E Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale.

WXEL - South Florida PBS is inviting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County's family to a free screening of VOCE...
09/12/2019
VOCES: The Pushouts - Screening

WXEL - South Florida PBS is inviting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County's family to a free screening of VOCES The Pushouts, about the life of Victor Rios.

Filmed over more than 25 years, THE PUSHOUTS weaves Rios’s inspiring dropout-to-professor narrative with stories of YO!Watts, a youth center serving 16-24 year-olds who are out of school and out of work. A then-and-now story of unusual intimacy and depth, THE PUSHOUTS trades narratives of tragedy and victimization for true stories of grit and resilience, highlighting the vast potential of young people to thrive when given access to meaningful opportunities and connections to adults who care.

The event is free and open to the public. Please, RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voces-the-pushouts-screening-tickets-69918743845

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT (7 PM Screening; 8 PM Reflection with Broward College Professor; 8:30 PM Reception)
Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale
503 SE 6th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

VOCES THE PUSHOUTS - FREE SCREENING

In the aftermath of hurricane Dorian, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County, SCG & Associates, Inc. and BloqUV roll...
09/06/2019

In the aftermath of hurricane Dorian, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County, SCG & Associates, Inc. and BloqUV rolled up their sleeves to help the people of the Bahamas as they begin the harrowing journey of recovering and rebuilding their great island. We are so proud to announce that today we donated 5,500 articles of BloqUV apparel to the people living in the affected neighborhoods. We hope that this small gesture will help provide comfort and protection from the sun. Thank you BloqUV for this opportunity and for your unwavering support and generosity.

Special thanks to the Rotary Club of Weston for accepting these donations and making sure they are transported to the island for us. If you would like to drop off donations, they will be at Weston Hills Country Club until 5:00pm today collecting. Please see photo reference for items needed (PLEASE NOTE: No more water is needed. Items such as hygiene products, specifically for women, cleaning supplies, baby formula and diapers and large garbage bags are still in high demand).

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our neighbors in the Bahamas as they assess the damage from Hurricane Dorian and begi...
09/04/2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our neighbors in the Bahamas as they assess the damage from Hurricane Dorian and begin recovery efforts. Our hearts are with all of those who have lost friends and loved ones, and whose homes and businesses have been destroyed or damaged. We stand with all of you during this difficult time and wish you our best as you recover, rebuild and overcome the extreme devastation.

08/30/2019

UPDATE: Our office has reopened and will resume regular business hours. Thank you all for your support.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County will be going off-line midday Friday, August 30th to prepare for Hurricane Dorian. Our phone & computer systems will be unavailable.

If you require immediate assistance from a staff member, please call our Emergency Line: 954-298-8852.

We will evaluate the condition of our facility following the passing of the storm and advise when Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward has reopened and returned to normal operations.

If you are in the cone of concern, we urge you to take the appropriate steps to be safe and prepared.

Get excited!!! 🤩 There's another bourbon event in your future! 🥃 Thank you Buffalo Trace Distillery for yet another gene...
08/21/2019
The Six Millionth Barrel, Bottled for Charity

Get excited!!! 🤩 There's another bourbon event in your future! 🥃 Thank you Buffalo Trace Distillery for yet another generous donation!

Every barrel of bourbon made at Buffalo Trace Distillery is exceptional, but some carry historical significance that distinguishes them from the rest. This summer, the six millionth barrel aged at Buffalo Trace Distillery since Prohibition will be bottled and awarded to select charities to offer at....

"Having a Big has a major impact on education - Littles do better in school, are less likely to drop out, and more likel...
08/20/2019
Every Child Needs Someone in Their Corner - and Sometimes It Takes a Team (Advertisement by Salesforce from NYTimes.com)

"Having a Big has a major impact on education - Littles do better in school, are less likely to drop out, and more likely to achieve a higher level of education than they thought."

If you want to be that major impact. If you want to help a child reach their full potential. If you want to feel fulfilled - join our team and become a Big: www.bbbsbroward.org/volunteering-opportunities/

Modeling human kindness through mentorship - learn how Big Brothers and Big Sisters are changing lives.

🛑Stop what you're doing and lend us a hand!✋Our amazing board member, David Greenberger has been chosen as a finalist fo...
08/19/2019
Vote for your favorite LIFE Awards Finalist

🛑Stop what you're doing and lend us a hand!✋

Our amazing board member, David Greenberger has been chosen as a finalist for the WPLG Local 10 My Future, My Choice LIFE Awards.

He needs our votes!! Head on over to the link below and click on the green "vote" button below his bio.

Thanks for your support. We are so proud of the wonderful work David has done (and continues to do) in our community. Best of luck David!

After six weeks of nominations and an intense selection process, twelve adults were chosen, including finalists for the LIFEchanger Award and for the LIFEtime Award. It’s now up to you to vote for your favorite finalist

This was an incredible effort! On behalf of our kids, Thank You!
08/18/2019

This was an incredible effort! On behalf of our kids, Thank You!

The day before! It was fun putting all the backpacks together and being able to provide 100 kids with backpacks full of supplies. Thank you again for all the Radio stations and Publix for putting together such an amazing event! #StuffTheBus Power96 Miami - 96.5 FM 104.3 The Shark KISS Country 99.9 Publix Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County

Check this out! Remember to give your donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters! Thank you Lucky’s Market!
08/18/2019

Check this out! Remember to give your donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters! Thank you Lucky’s Market!

Don't forget your reusable bag. Now through 11/09, when you bring your own bag, you can donate your bag credit to one of these amazing community organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County, Broward Education Foundation and Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward (and we'll match every donation!). Thank you for supporting our Bags for Change program.

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4101 Ravenswood Rd, Ste 202
Fort Lauderdale, FL
33312

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Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
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Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

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