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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Welcome to our newest staff member, Courtney Brady!"I want to help others see and achieve their potential in life. Don’t...
09/30/2020

Welcome to our newest staff member, Courtney Brady!

"I want to help others see and achieve their potential in life. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something because of where you are in life, or where you come from. Despite whatever odds are against you, you are capable of doing anything that you set your mind to." - Courtney, BBBS Cumberland County Program Manager

We're excited to have you on our team Courtney!

Big Brothers Big Sisters is part of the solution to help empower our nation’s youth. Join us by volunteering, becoming a...
09/30/2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters is part of the solution to help empower our nation’s youth. Join us by volunteering, becoming an advocate or donating today! CAPBIGS.ORG

#BiggerTogether #BBBSMonth

"Over the years, Heather has grown from a shy, reserved individual to a very responsible, resilient young adult. No obst...
09/28/2020

"Over the years, Heather has grown from a shy, reserved individual to a very responsible, resilient young adult. No obstacle could prevent her from reaching her goal!” - Big Sister Stephanie.

Little Sister Heather and Big Sister Stephanie have participated in the Beyond School Walls program since 2017, in partnership with Capital BlueCross.

#MatchMonday #Inspiration #DefendingPotential #KeepKidsConnected #BiggerTogether #Mentoring #MondayMotivation

Thank you to the Eric and Deborah Hessinger Foundation at PAA Foundation for your generous donation to Joe’s 100-Hole Go...
09/24/2020
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region Golf Fore Kids' Sake Challenge : Home

Thank you to the Eric and Deborah Hessinger Foundation at PAA Foundation for your generous donation to Joe’s 100-Hole Golf Challenge. You are awesome! So far, the golf challenge has raised over $47,000 to support kids during #COVID-19. https://amplify.e-activist.com/16421/gfkschallenge/

#ThursdayThanks #ThankYouThursday #BiggerTogether #MakingaDifference #DefendingPotential

Let's make a difference together!

One week away! A suggested donation of $10 helps connect kids with virtual mentors. Join us for The Big BINGO and help r...
09/23/2020
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One week away! A suggested donation of $10 helps connect kids with virtual mentors. Join us for The Big BINGO and help raise funds to #makeanimpact. Register now: https://e-activist.com/page/66229/event/1

#virtual #fundraising #giveback #fun #relax #games

We need you! Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region for The Big Bingo, a virtual fundraiser that will help BBBS continue to provide resources and mentoring services during this difficult time.  

"Give people a call," suggested Little Sister Tsahai "because sometimes you need to have live conversation and just conn...
09/23/2020

"Give people a call," suggested Little Sister Tsahai "because sometimes you need to have live conversation and just connect, especially since we've been deprived of social contact."

This morning, students and their Capital BlueCross mentors shared effective communication strategies for staying connected at work and school during COVID-19. Today was the first Beyond School Walls session of the school year and for many, it's the start of their fourth school year together!
#welcomeback #fall #school #BiggerTogether #workforcedevelopment

Happy First Day of Fall! We hope you're enjoying the crisp breath of fall air today. Grab some sidewalk chalk and show o...
09/22/2020

Happy First Day of Fall! We hope you're enjoying the crisp breath of fall air today. Grab some sidewalk chalk and show off your artistic talent, just like Little Sister Linda did when visiting with her Big Sister Kristina.

#fallfun #sunshine #kids #playtime #KeepKidsConnected

Even with physical distancing guidelines in place you can still become a Big--virtually! Visit CAPBIGS.ORG to sign up to...
09/22/2020

Even with physical distancing guidelines in place you can still become a Big--virtually! Visit CAPBIGS.ORG to sign up to volunteer. #BiggerTogether #BBBSMonth

#InternationalDayofPeace
09/21/2020

#InternationalDayofPeace

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
09/21/2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

A tribute to a public servant who left a lasting legacy and was a mentor and role model to many.

‪"If you want to be a true professional, do something outside yourself."‬

‪- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‬

We're getting closer. Will you play for the chance to win? (And make a #BigImpact for a child waiting for a mentor?) Get...
09/20/2020
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We're getting closer. Will you play for the chance to win? (And make a #BigImpact for a child waiting for a mentor?) Get your BINGO cards now: https://e-activist.com/page/66229/event/1

#virtual #BINGO #games #fun

We need you! Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region for The Big Bingo, a virtual fundraiser that will help BBBS continue to provide resources and mentoring services during this difficult time.  

Remember, this month you can join the Arby's Foundation and make a big impact on a child's life. Donate $1 at your local...
09/19/2020

Remember, this month you can join the Arby's Foundation and make a big impact on a child's life. Donate $1 at your local Arby's restaurant, now through September 27th to support virtual mentoring. #BiggerTogether #ArbysFoundation

09/18/2020

Our Board Member took on 100-Holes of Golf to #KeepKidsConnected with their mentors during the pandemic. Will you accept Joe's challenge to golf 36 holes? Accept the Challenge: https://amplify.e-activist.com/16421/gfkschallenge/

#golf #challenge #BiggerTogether #fundraiser #golflife #DefendPotential

Do you know about the Power of 5? It takes all five to make a successful mentoring relationship: the Little, the Little’...
09/18/2020

Do you know about the Power of 5? It takes all five to make a successful mentoring relationship: the Little, the Little’s family, the volunteer, the Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member and the donor who believes in investing in the future of our nation’s youth. #BiggerTogether #BBBSMonth

Did you know? It's National Women's Friendship Day! Thank you to our Big Sisters and all female mentors sharing friendsh...
09/18/2020

Did you know? It's National Women's Friendship Day! Thank you to our Big Sisters and all female mentors sharing friendship and support. You are awesome! #celebrateyou #BiggerTogether

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
09/17/2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

It's #HispanicHeritageMonth, a time to celebrate the achievements of the LatinX community! Meet Little Sister Yadhira and Big Sister Paola from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. They enjoy learning and sharing their traditions and culture! 💚
#BiggerTogether #BBBSMonth

A message from former Big Brother and top Members 1st Federal Credit Union Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser, Ron Guss. Tha...
09/17/2020

A message from former Big Brother and top Members 1st Federal Credit Union Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser, Ron Guss. Thank you Ron for your donation & support of Joe's fundraiser. Join Ron and help BBBSCR #KeepKidsConnected: https://amplify.e-activist.com/16421/gfkschallenge/

#thursdaythanks #thankyouthursday #everydayheroes #BigImpact

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region's cover photo
09/15/2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region's cover photo

Last week, we said goodbye to long-time staff member Sherri. Everyone will miss her, but we wish her luck as she embrace...
09/14/2020

Last week, we said goodbye to long-time staff member Sherri. Everyone will miss her, but we wish her luck as she embraces a new opportunity! We’ll especially miss her Halloween holiday fun this October. Best wishes for the future Sherri and stay in touch!

Thanks to #COVID19, Littles are learning new skills from their Bigs, such as how to mail a letter. #BackToBasicsOne such...
09/14/2020

Thanks to #COVID19, Littles are learning new skills from their Bigs, such as how to mail a letter. #BackToBasics

One such Big is Raina, a new volunteer that our staff matched with Little Sister Aubree last month. Raina recently shared with her Match Coach, Emily, that she did a no-contact drop-off of supplies (scissors, glue stick, lots of stickers, a few cards + envelopes, and postage stamps) to Aubree's house.

Raina proudly told Emily that she and Aubree did crafts together via video call and Raina says Aubree "finished one BEAUTIFUL card. :-)" During their next video call, Raina will teach Aubree to address an envelope and add postage, so she can mail it.

#mentor #MondayMotivation #mondaythoughts #matchmonday #inspiration #KeepKidsConnected

Physical distancing can lead to social isolation for vulnerable youth, but a mentor can make a positive impact.Visit htt...
09/12/2020

Physical distancing can lead to social isolation for vulnerable youth, but a mentor can make a positive impact.

Visit https://capbigs.org/ to learn how YOU can help BBBSCR #KeepKidsConnected! #BiggerTogether #BBBSMonth

Today we honor and remember the lives lost in the tragedy of 9/11. While we are apart, our hearts stand beside you, comm...
09/11/2020

Today we honor and remember the lives lost in the tragedy of 9/11. While we are apart, our hearts stand beside you, commemorating today #together.

09/10/2020
Allie Berube

Thanks for sharing Allie, we'd love to see you take on the 36-Hole Golf Challenge this October! For everyone else, if you're game to join Joe Holston (and maybe Allie) and Golf Fore Kids' Sake, visit: https://amplify.e-activist.com/16421/gfkschallenge/

100 HOLES: Joe Holston golfed 100 holes in just one day to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region. You can cancel fundraisers and charity events, but you can't cancel hope and generosity.

Manada Golf Club

Thank you Lowe's Home Improvement for donating these two picnic tables! They really brighten up our outdoor office space...
09/09/2020

Thank you Lowe's Home Improvement for donating these two picnic tables! They really brighten up our outdoor office space. Our staff is looking forward to small socially-distanced outdoor meetings. We appreciate your support! #makingadifference

Board Member Joe Holston is launching our Golf Fore Kids' Sake Challenge! To join the fundraiser challenge and golf 36-h...
09/08/2020
Spotlight: 100 holes "Fore" Kids' Sake

Board Member Joe Holston is launching our Golf Fore Kids' Sake Challenge! To join the fundraiser challenge and golf 36-holes this October, visit CAPBIGS.ORG. Thank you WPMT FOX43 for sharing his story. #defendingpotential #golfchallenge #BiggerTogether

Joe Holston tees it high for Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Happy Labor Day!
09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day!

09/02/2020

SPEED Golf Fore Kids' Sake! BBBS Board Member Joe Holston completed his first round of 18 holes in under 1.5 hours (he's now on his fourth round). He's raised $14,000 for virtual youth mentoring! The time is now... ignite the potential of youth and help us reach $20,000 today! Donate now: https://amplify.e-activist.com/16421/gfkschallenge/94123/100-holes-or-the-hospital

#golf #golfing #defendingpotential #makeadifferencetoday #BiggerTogether #COVID19

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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!