Wednesday’s Little – Renaya

JULY 30 – This Wednesday we meet Renaya. This 11 year old will be in the 5th grade in just a few weeks. Renaya resides with her mom and her baby sister in Fresno. Renaya’s  mother describes her daughter as an active girl. “She loves doing cheer, arts and crafts and singing to Beyonce.” Renaya can be shy around new people, but once she
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Wednesday’s Little – Juan

JULY 16 – This Wednesday we meet Juan. Juan is an active 12 year old who lives with his mother in Madera. Juan’s mother describes him as an “active kid who likes to be goofy.” Juan enjoys playing videogames, playing sports like volleyball and football, and spending time with his family. At school, he does well in his classes and gets good grades. Juan
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Match Update: Shauna, Kyle, and Jason

JULY – Recently Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California got a very friendly update story from two of our Bigs who moved back East almost 3 years ago. While living in Fresno, Shauna and Kyle were matched with Little Brother Jason as a couples match, but three years ago, Shauna and Kyle both moved to Philadelphia. This was a big move for Shauna
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Wednesday’s Little – Dominick

JULY 9 – This Wednesday we meet Dominick who lives with his mother and younger siblings in Clovis. Dominick is 11 years old and will be in the sixth grade this coming fall. As the oldest child in his family, Dominick is always helping his mom out in one way or another. Whether it’s a chore around the house or helping his mom cook
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California Receives Three Awards at National Conference

Fresno, CA – The annual Leadership Summit for Big Brothers Big Sisters was hosted June 16-17 in Chicago, IL. This year, Big Brother Big Sisters of Central California received three awards for their efforts in helping Central Valley Youth. “I am humbly honored that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California was awarded and recognized for all our hard work and dedication. It is
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Wednesday’s Little – Alexis

JULY 2 – This Wednesday we meet Alexis. Six year old Alexis lives in Hanford with her mother and will be in  the first grade this fall. Alexis’ mother describes her as a very active child with a big heart. “She loves to read,” her mother said, “and she is very friendly, but it usually takes her a little bit to warm up to
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July Match Spotlight – Steve and Raul

JULY – This month we highlight our current Big Brother of the Year and his Little Brother Raul. These two have been matched since September 2011 and they have had so many adventures during their time together. They are both avid racing fans and regularly go to the Madera Speedway to watch the races. Big Brother Steve has played a significant role in Raul’s
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Bigs Yard Sale Makes Big Impact!

JUNE – On June 21st Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California held their first ever Bigs Yard Sale. We collected donation items from Bigs, Littles, Families, Staff, Board Members and the Community. The response to our call for donations was quite exciting! For the week leading up to the event, our whole office was filled to the brim with yard salable items. TV’s,
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Wednesday’s Little – Joseph

JUNE 25 – This Wednesday, we meet Joseph. Joseph lives with his mother and younger sister in Fresno.  This ten year old boy has been struggling socially in school a bit. His mother believes that he can try too hard to fit in at school and just needs to be himself. She is hopeful that a positive male role model might be just the
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6th Annual Madera Soccer Clinic 2014

(Madera, CA)  The 6th Annual Madera Youth Soccer Clinic took place at the Madera Sunrise Rotary Sports Complex on June 7, 2014 and hosted children of all ages. These children were invited to enjoy a day of learning techniques from experienced soccer professionals at this annual free event in Madera. The children were broken up into age groups and enjoyed a round of games
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