Be a Part of Something BIG!
IMPORTANT Jan 1, 2017: BBBS Mailing Address has changed, still serve the same communities, new mailing address P.O. Box 393 Truckee CA 96160
Five Protective Factors are the foundation of the Strengthening Families approach:
- Enhancing parental resilience
- Providing an array of social connections
- Providing parents concrete support in times of need
- Facilitating knowledge of parenting and child development
- Supporting healthy social & emotional development in young children
Families thrive when protective factors are robust in their lives and communities. By providing parents, child care professionals and others who work with children more information about these protective factors, we can help build protective factors in families with young children, building on family strengths and promoting optimal child and youth development.
Family Strengthening Video put on by Truckee Tahoe’s Local On the Verge Leadership Cohort, BBBS Executive Director, Peggy Martin was part of this group
This group worked together for a year collaborating their efforts to find out how to more effectively serve families in need in our communities.
Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
All children achieve success in life.
By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:
• Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
• Avoidance of risky behaviors
• Educational success
In real life, who do you turn to?
9 million kids in America are growing up without an answer to this question. They make everyday choices that lead up to life’s big decisions without enough guidance and support – the kind most of us count on. Every kid should have someone to turn to. Join the movement, Mentor IN REAL LIFE.
Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in our program, were:
- 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
- 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
- 52% less likely to skip school
- 37% less likely to skip a class
- 33% less likely to hit someone
They also found that the Littles were more confident of their performance in schoolwork and getting along better with their families.
Big Nite Out passport series
May 23 5-9 Diego’s/Grass Valley
June 15 5-9 The Owl/Grass Valley
July 3 5-9 Northridge Nevada City
Sept 13 5-9 Matteo’s Public/Nevada City
Oct tbd Diego’s Grass Valley
Truckee Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival
FUN, FAMILY, FRIENDS & THE ALOHA SPIRIT
Join us on August 12-13th for the world’s oldest paddle festival! Fun, family, food, and SUP in the sun.
Sunday Aug 13th BBBS will be hosting our annual sand castle contest at 10am
BBBS is sole beneficiary of this yer’s wine walk and shop October 7, 2017 in Old Town Truckee
We at Big Brothers Big Sisters have so much to be thankful for…..our community, our Bigs and our DONORS!! It takes a community to help kids feel safe and secure; helping them feel a part of our community and giving them a sense of belonging….you help give that sense of belonging when you support the Mentoring of Big Brothers Big Sisters!!
It costs $100 a month to maintain one match…..so a monthly donation of any amount helps to support the work of mentoring in our community….Making donations through our PayPal account is easy!!
My Big Brother really listens to me”…. “I get to do stuff that I never did before ….”My Big just makes me feel better when I’m around him”
These are just a few of the comments our staff receive from our Little Brothers, Little Sisters and Little Pals. 60% of the children we serve come from single parent households, whether through divorce, a death of a parent or due to incarceration or abuse. It can be heart breaking.
Thank you Woodward Tahoe for your partnership in giving our matches two for one! What a great way to spend some time together. Check it out www.woodwardtahoe.com
If you are local business that would like to participate in our match advantage program, download this form to give our matches a discount at your business. Thank you for giving back!