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IMPORTANT Jan 1, 2017: BBBS Mailing Address has changed, still serve the same communities, new mailing address P.O. Box 393 Truckee CA 96160

 Bigs In Blue, Truckee Police Officers Mentoring the youth in our Community

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Chief of Police Adam McGill said “Truckee Police Department partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters fulfills a missing link between the police department and the community we serve by providing reliable role models for deserving youth in our community.  This initiative is one of the many examples of our commitment to prevent crime and foster a high quality of life in Truckee.”

Mission

Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Vision

All children achieve success in life.

Accountability

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

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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.

Upcoming events:

 

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Save the Date March 25 2016 Bowl For Kids Sake Grass Valley…Bigs Across the Galaxy, taking sponsors now, call 530-265-2059 or bfks@bigsofnc.org

click here for a team sign up form

Shredding Event April 22nd

“Have too much paper?  Time to clean out?  Bring your unwanted papers to get professionally shredded on Saturday April 22, 2017 between 10am to 1pm at 117 Argall Wy. Nevada City.  $10. a banker’s box, proceeds go to Big Brother Big Siters of Nevada County.”
“If you have papers to be shredded and can’t be there on 4/22/17, please either give us a call at (530) 265-2059 or email suze@bigsofnc.org & we can arrange to get them early to be securely stored until they are professionally shredded on April 22, 2017.”

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19th Annual Single Track Mountain Bike Ride….May 13th, 2017 7am check in and 7:30am Start!  We are offering two rides again this year – a 25 mile adventure ride and a 50 mile challenge ride. Call Rick Kalb for details rickkalb@gmail.com for 50 mile  minor sign up and adult sign up for questions or to turn in your packet events@bigsofnc.org

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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

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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!

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