Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region Founded locally in 1981, our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
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Volunteer or donate: capbigs.org

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09/09/2021

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What support will high schoolers need this fall? Findings from a national youth survey underscore the importance of relationships; opportunities to learn about race and racism; and a focus on rigorous and relevant academics. 📚 https://bit.ly/3yVdz8z

//ft. America's Promise Alliance #GradNation #ItTakesAVillage #BBBSMonth

Advocate and defend the potential of youth! We are partnering with Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC and Whitaker Cent...
09/07/2021

Advocate and defend the potential of youth!

We are partnering with Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC and Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts to recruit local area professionals from various industries to mentor and guide tomorrow’s leaders. Want to learn more? Contact Roe Braddy ([email protected]).

Advocate and defend the potential of youth!

We are partnering with Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC and Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts to recruit local area professionals from various industries to mentor and guide tomorrow’s leaders. Want to learn more? Contact Roe Braddy ([email protected]).

We matched Big Sister Ashley and Little Sister Rowan in April and they connected immediately. They overtook the conversa...
09/06/2021

We matched Big Sister Ashley and Little Sister Rowan in April and they connected immediately. They overtook the conversation, discussing activity ideas including Hershey Park, ice cream trips, concerts and Color Me Mine fun. They then turned our pictures into an impromptu photoshoot! 😊 And even got Rowan’s mom Felicia and stepdad David to jump in!

#ItTakesAVillage #MatchMonday #MentoringMonday #Inspiration

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09/06/2021

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This Labor Day, get outside and explore nature! During the month of September, Merrell will donate $1 to Big Brother Big Sisters for every mile you hike, walk, or run. Join the Merrell Shared Steps Go Further Challenge and give back to your community. Sign up and start tracking your miles today! 🥾🚵

➡️https://bit.ly/3Bxxlsb #BBBSMonth #ItTakesAVillage

Happy Labor Day!
09/06/2021

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

Thank you Tender Years, Inc. Child Development Centers for holding a coin drive to ignite the power and promise of youth...
09/03/2021

Thank you Tender Years, Inc. Child Development Centers for holding a coin drive to ignite the power and promise of youth. #ItTakesAVillage to empower youth through a caring community, providing opportunity for today's dreamers to become tomorrow's leaders. Thank you for being a #DefenderofPotential!

UPDATE!

Our final Coin Drive count came in at $370, and we pitched in another $130 to make a total donation of $500 to Big Brother Big Sisters of The Capital Region!

Once again, THANK YOU to everyone who donated!

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region , visit https://capbigs.org/

Original Post (August 20):

Thank you to everyone who pitched in for our recent Big Brothers Big Sisters coin drive.

We collected just north of $360 for Big Brother Big Sisters of The Capital Region!

We also want to congratulate our Camp Hill center for collecting the most donations. As their reward, they will be treated to an ice cream social next month! Way to go, Camp Hill!

And thank you again to everyone who donated!

Bigs, Littles and families in the Carlisle area, you're invited! Project SHARE of Carlisle PA is holding a Food Truck fe...
09/03/2021

Bigs, Littles and families in the Carlisle area, you're invited! Project SHARE of Carlisle PA is holding a Food Truck festival on September 19th to benefit local families. You can learn more about Project SHARE's community impact at: https://projectsharepa.org/

#ItTakesAVillage Thank you to Project SHARE for supporting our Carlisle-area #commmunity and local families.

Bigs, Littles and families in the Carlisle area, you're invited! Project SHARE of Carlisle PA is holding a Food Truck festival on September 19th to benefit local families. You can learn more about Project SHARE's community impact at: https://projectsharepa.org/

#ItTakesAVillage Thank you to Project SHARE for supporting our Carlisle-area #commmunity and local families.

They are Defenders of Potential! On October 29th,our fantastic fundraisers will overcome a dastardly descent to connect ...
09/02/2021

They are Defenders of Potential! On October 29th,our fantastic fundraisers will overcome a dastardly descent to connect mild-mannered mentors (our own secret supers) with inquisitive kids!

Superhero costumes are encouraged for this year’s courageous Edgers! Ready to Rappel? Register Now: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19461/ote2021/ #OTEHarrisburg

Little moments make a BIG difference. When Mylaysha was introduced to her Big Sister Christa, the first thing she asked ...
09/02/2021

Little moments make a BIG difference. When Mylaysha was introduced to her Big Sister Christa, the first thing she asked to do was go to Starbucks because she had never been there.

This #ThankYouThursday, we’d like to recognize The Starbucks Foundation for their commitment to advancing opportunity for all. Our agency recently received funding from the Starbucks Foundation to support one of our newest JEDI initiatives - the Youth Rise: Stand Together mentoring program, connecting youth with BIPOC community leaders.

Read about the National Partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the Starbucks Foundation here: https://www.bbbs.org/2021/03/big-brothers-big-sisters-of-america-launches-new-collaboration-to-advance-racial-equity-and-social-justice-in-communities-nationwide/

#ItTakesAVillage #ThursdayThanks #BiggerTogether

Little moments make a BIG difference. When Mylaysha was introduced to her Big Sister Christa, the first thing she asked to do was go to Starbucks because she had never been there.

This #ThankYouThursday, we’d like to recognize The Starbucks Foundation for their commitment to advancing opportunity for all. Our agency recently received funding from the Starbucks Foundation to support one of our newest JEDI initiatives - the Youth Rise: Stand Together mentoring program, connecting youth with BIPOC community leaders.

Read about the National Partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the Starbucks Foundation here: https://www.bbbs.org/2021/03/big-brothers-big-sisters-of-america-launches-new-collaboration-to-advance-racial-equity-and-social-justice-in-communities-nationwide/

#ItTakesAVillage #ThursdayThanks #BiggerTogether

We're seeking a Business Manager to manage all aspects of the business and office functions of our agency. Join a caring...
09/01/2021

We're seeking a Business Manager to manage all aspects of the business and office functions of our agency. Join a caring and passionate team dedicated to facilitating opportunities, resources and mentoring relationships to ignite the power and promise of youth!

Apply Today: https://capbigs.org/about-us/careers/

We're seeking a Business Manager to manage all aspects of the business and office functions of our agency. Join a caring and passionate team dedicated to facilitating opportunities, resources and mentoring relationships to ignite the power and promise of youth!

Apply Today: https://capbigs.org/about-us/careers/

09/01/2021

September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month! #ItTakesAVillage to empower every young person with access and opportunity they need to achieve their full potential. This month, we invite you to be part of the village empowering kids in your community. Visit CAPBIGS.ORG to volunteer, donate and #DefendPotential! #BBBSMonth

September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month! #ItTakesAVillage to empower every young person with access and opportunity ...
08/31/2021

September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month! #ItTakesAVillage to empower every young person with access and opportunity they need to achieve their full potential. All month, we’re celebrating and calling on all youth, parents, partners, donors, and advocates to be part of the village empowering kids in your community. #BBBSMonth

September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month! #ItTakesAVillage to empower every young person with access and opportunity they need to achieve their full potential. All month, we’re celebrating and calling on all youth, parents, partners, donors, and advocates to be part of the village empowering kids in your community. #BBBSMonth

We are seeking direct impact volunteers from local area businesses for the Youth Rise: Stand Together mentoring program....
08/31/2021

We are seeking direct impact volunteers from local area businesses for the Youth Rise: Stand Together mentoring program. This is a unique opportunity for companies to help bridge the gaps in opportunity for youth and address barriers brought about by systemic racism.

Companies and organizations interested in participating, please contact Roe Braddy ([email protected]) for additional details.

We are seeking direct impact volunteers from local area businesses for the Youth Rise: Stand Together mentoring program. This is a unique opportunity for companies to help bridge the gaps in opportunity for youth and address barriers brought about by systemic racism.

Companies and organizations interested in participating, please contact Roe Braddy ([email protected]) for additional details.

“My Little Sister and her mother joined the program to gain a mentor, but if I can be honest, this little girl has had a...
08/30/2021

“My Little Sister and her mother joined the program to gain a mentor, but if I can be honest, this little girl has had a huge impact on me as well. We’ve already established that we will be lifelong friends.” – Big Sister Angela.

Angela is sparking an interest in photography for her Little Sister, SaNaa. #MatchMonday #SusquehannaRiver

Oswin and Dolores have big plans! They’re going to visit the park, play games, garden, paint, craft, plant yams and the ...
08/30/2021

Oswin and Dolores have big plans! They’re going to visit the park, play games, garden, paint, craft, plant yams and the list goes on! “I’m looking forward to getting cotton candy with [my Big Sister] and going to Hershey Park,” said Oswin.

Her mom shared, “I’m looking forward to Oswin having an adult role model that is like a family member, since we don’t have that here in the area.” #MatchMonday #MentoringMonday #NewMatch #BiggerTogether

Oswin and Dolores have big plans! They’re going to visit the park, play games, garden, paint, craft, plant yams and the list goes on! “I’m looking forward to getting cotton candy with [my Big Sister] and going to Hershey Park,” said Oswin.

Her mom shared, “I’m looking forward to Oswin having an adult role model that is like a family member, since we don’t have that here in the area.” #MatchMonday #MentoringMonday #NewMatch #BiggerTogether

Rappel from the Roof! Go Over the Edge and complete the nerve-wracking 21-story decent (perfect for 2021)! Join the bird...
08/27/2021

Rappel from the Roof! Go Over the Edge and complete the nerve-wracking 21-story decent (perfect for 2021)! Join the birds in the sky and take advantage of our early bird deal. Use discount code EARLY25 for 50% off our $50 registration fee (ends 9/15). #OTEHarrisburg

RESERVE YOUR ROPE: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19461/ote2021/

Rappel from the Roof! Go Over the Edge and complete the nerve-wracking 21-story decent (perfect for 2021)! Join the birds in the sky and take advantage of our early bird deal. Use discount code EARLY25 for 50% off our $50 registration fee (ends 9/15). #OTEHarrisburg

RESERVE YOUR ROPE: https://amplify.e-activist.com/19461/ote2021/

Our 2021 Big Summer Bash was an Olympic-themed event for our Bigs, Littles and families. We had traditional games like t...
08/25/2021

Our 2021 Big Summer Bash was an Olympic-themed event for our Bigs, Littles and families. We had traditional games like the long jump and not so traditional games like the pool noodle throw. Congratulations to all of our Big Summer Bash Olympians!

Local area businesses, join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC and Whit...
08/25/2021

Local area businesses, join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC and Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts to address systemic racism and bridge the gaps in opportunity for youth. Mentor and guide today’s youth as they prepare to step into the role of tomorrow’s leaders. To learn more: Contact Roe Braddy ([email protected]).

Local area businesses, join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC and Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts to address systemic racism and bridge the gaps in opportunity for youth. Mentor and guide today’s youth as they prepare to step into the role of tomorrow’s leaders. To learn more: Contact Roe Braddy ([email protected]).

Thank you JPL and d'Vinci Interactive, Inc. for donating time and talent through their intern program. The interns did a...
08/25/2021

Thank you JPL and d'Vinci Interactive, Inc. for donating time and talent through their intern program. The interns did an amazing job producing a brand video for our agency! https://bit.ly/2UD2fzB

The summer interns from JPL and d'Vinci Interactive, Inc. are making a BIG difference at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region with a pro bono video they created with our support! https://bit.ly/2UD2fzB

#MatchMonday! Big Brother Burak and Little Brother Bryson might just be the #perfectmatch. They are on their way to bein...
08/23/2021

#MatchMonday! Big Brother Burak and Little Brother Bryson might just be the #perfectmatch. They are on their way to being the best buds! They already have plans and want to explore the Midtown, Harrisburg area together. 🎉

Mentoring truly can help to impact a child’s life for years to come. If you’re interested in becoming a Big or want to learn more about the process, visit CAPBIGS.ORG.

#MatchMonday! Big Brother Burak and Little Brother Bryson might just be the #perfectmatch. They are on their way to being the best buds! They already have plans and want to explore the Midtown, Harrisburg area together. 🎉

Mentoring truly can help to impact a child’s life for years to come. If you’re interested in becoming a Big or want to learn more about the process, visit CAPBIGS.ORG.

08/20/2021

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel". - Dr. Maya Angelou

Thank you KPMG U.S. employees for donating school supplies to our Littles, giving them the support and confidence they need to thrive during this important school year. #BiggerTogether

Confident and stylish! Our Littles are ready to go #BacktoSchool thanks to caring KPMG U.S. employees who went #BiggerTo...
08/20/2021

Confident and stylish! Our Littles are ready to go #BacktoSchool thanks to caring KPMG U.S. employees who went #BiggerTogether with a school supply donation drive through Amazon wish list. #ItTakesaVillage

08/18/2021

We're getting ready for Over the Edge! Rappel from this roof on October 29th! CAPBIGS.ORG

Congratulations Anthony Durso abc27 Photojournalist and Allie Berube! Their 2020 coverage of BBBSCR Board Member Joe Hol...
08/17/2021

Congratulations Anthony Durso abc27 Photojournalist and Allie Berube! Their 2020 coverage of BBBSCR Board Member Joe Holston's 100 Holes of Golf Fundraiser is a 2021 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Chapter nominee! Thank you for spotlighting Joe's story and the positive impact he's making for kids in our community.

(See below in the comments for the 2020 abc27 News story).

08/16/2021

Brandon, we're looking forward to seeing you on the ropes on October 29th! Thank you for going bigger and defending the potential of youth. #OTEHarrisburg #BiggerTogether

Brandon is racing to the rooftop! Help him reach new heights at: http://ow.ly/bBeE50FRUrQ

Ready for a Rooftop Adventure? Over the Edge is back! For the brave, adventurous and passionate – we’re taking you highe...
08/13/2021

Ready for a Rooftop Adventure? Over the Edge is back! For the brave, adventurous and passionate – we’re taking you higher into the sky with a 21-story decent! REGISTRATION IS OFFICIALLY OPEN! https://amplify.e-activist.com/19461/ote2021 #OTEHarrisburg

Ready for a Rooftop Adventure? Over the Edge is back! For the brave, adventurous and passionate – we’re taking you higher into the sky with a 21-story decent! REGISTRATION IS OFFICIALLY OPEN! https://amplify.e-activist.com/19461/ote2021 #OTEHarrisburg

08/09/2021
Learn More About BBBS of the Capital Region

Special thanks to JPL and d'Vinci Interactive, Inc. for donating time and talent through their intern program to produce this brand video for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region! Watch the video to learn more about the impact mentoring makes and about programs offered by BBBSCR.

Last night was a beautiful evening National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-commun...
08/04/2021

Last night was a beautiful evening National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region - Pennsylvania was well represented in Lower Paxton, Derry, Harrisburg and Swatara.

What a coincidence to hand out an Over the Edge flyer to Matthew Linnane, the “edger” in the photo! Thank you, Matt, for taking extra flyers and helping to get the word out.

Our goal is to fill every single sponsorship and “Edger” slot so if you are interested, REGISTER NOW: https://lnkd.in/dMbxMbs

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 717-236-0199.
#biggertogether

Last night was a beautiful evening National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region - Pennsylvania was well represented in Lower Paxton, Derry, Harrisburg and Swatara.

What a coincidence to hand out an Over the Edge flyer to Matthew Linnane, the “edger” in the photo! Thank you, Matt, for taking extra flyers and helping to get the word out.

Our goal is to fill every single sponsorship and “Edger” slot so if you are interested, REGISTER NOW: https://lnkd.in/dMbxMbs

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 717-236-0199.
#biggertogether

It takes one LITTLE step of bravery to make a BIG difference! Will you help defend the potential of youth in the Capital...
07/23/2021

It takes one LITTLE step of bravery to make a BIG difference! Will you help defend the potential of youth in the Capital Region?

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region on Friday, 10/29 for the 4th annual Capital Region Over the Edge 2021. You can impact the 700+ children served by BBBSCR by going #OverTheEdge in October!

To learn more about Over the Edge, or to sign up as an Edger, please visit https://amplify.e-activist.com/19461/ote2021. If you have questions about the event, please contact [email protected], or call (717) 236-0199.

#Friday #OvertheEdge #BBBS #bigbrothersbigsisters #CapitalRegion #Harrisburg

It takes one LITTLE step of bravery to make a BIG difference! Will you help defend the potential of youth in the Capital Region?

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region on Friday, 10/29 for the 4th annual Capital Region Over the Edge 2021. You can impact the 700+ children served by BBBSCR by going #OverTheEdge in October!

To learn more about Over the Edge, or to sign up as an Edger, please visit https://amplify.e-activist.com/19461/ote2021. If you have questions about the event, please contact [email protected], or call (717) 236-0199.

#Friday #OvertheEdge #BBBS #bigbrothersbigsisters #CapitalRegion #Harrisburg

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Thank you for providing smiles during this hard time . In a new and safe way, we always dress up for the holidays. Gotta keep traditions. Thank you BBBS for everything you do for families and the community opportunities 🤗🤗🤗
Christmas photos, social distancing of course 🤗🤗
Our research team at Johns Hopkins University is hosting a series of online focus groups (using private groups on Facebook) to understand how mentors are interacting with youth during stay-at-home orders. Please join if you are a mentor, and please share with your colleagues/friends! You can check eligibility and register here: https://bit.ly/2WXJm9p
Does BBBS do things to raise money? I was thinking today that if they do you should consider doing a 5K! I think that would be a great way to support BBBS!!!
Carter and his “Big” JK .. 😊
Today my Little asked me, “How long ago was is that we became best friends?” Melted me heart! Thank you Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region
Very disappointed that I was unable to get my AUTISTIC grandson a Big Brother. This program could be extremely beneficial to children with Autism but they are discriminated against because of their disability. No one wants to work with them I told. How about soliciting college kids for community hours? I’m sure my grandson is not the only autistic kid that could benefit from this program.
TONIGHT! Take a night off in the kitchen or grab lunch for the next day to support a great cause! Please share! https://www.facebook.com/events/709424446086792/?ti=cl
Carter with his “Big” James at the Senators game! 😊
What a difference four years make
I am delighted with interview!