Wednesday’s Little – Keonta’e

APR 16 – This Wednesday we visit Keonta’e. This 10 year old boy lives with his mother in Hanford and is in the 4th grade. Keonta’e’s Mother describes him as an active child who loves sports and doing things outdoors. He is very talkative and is always friendly, but has had trouble in the past at school because of bullying. Academically, he gets A’s
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Allison and Donna – A Remembrance

APR – The following is a very special remembrance from a Little Sister who was matched in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program 24 years ago. In this remembrance, Allison recounts her experiences as a Little Sister and her friendship that lasted a lifetime with her Big Sister Donna.Donna passed on late last year and Allison shared these words at Big Sister Donna’s memorial.
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Bowl for Kids’ Sake Top Fundraisers

APR – This year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake was a huge success! This year’s events helped raise more than $85,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Central Valley. This was due in large part to our sponsors who generously support our program and this event every year. However some of the largest individual fundraisers generate a prodigious amount of funds and they are
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Wednesday’s Little – Taylor

This Wednesday we visit with Taylor. Taylor is 7 years old and is in the 1st grade in Madera. Taylor is very smart and often very curious about new things. He is a very “hands on” kind of person and enjoys activities like drawing or playing with Legos. Taylor does well with his school work, but has struggled at times with his interactions with
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Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2014 – Thank You!

APR – Our 27th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake events concluded on March 22nd at AMF Rodeo Lanes in Clovis. This series of fundraising events helps provide Big Brothers Big Sisters with much needed funds to help support mentoring for children in the Central Valley. When businesses, corporations, individuals, teams, Bigs, Littles, and sometimes even celebrity volunteers come to Bowl for Kids’ Sake, they
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April Match Spotlight – Chris and Santi

April’s Match Spotlight has just celebrated their first anniversary of being matched in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. This month we meet Big Brother Chris and Little Brother Santi. When Santi met Chris in the beginning of 2013, he knew right away that they were going to be friends. They first met through a tutoring program that Santi was involved with, but Chris
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Madera Lunch Buddies – New Way to Make a Difference in the Life of a Child for Madera

APR – On Wednesday March 26th at Parkwood Elementary in Madera, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California opened up our new Lunch Buddies program. Through the Lunch Buddies Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters matches adult mentors with children between 1st and 5th grade to offer guidance and friendship. Mentors meet with their “Littles” once a week, during their Little’s lunch hour for one
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Wednesday’s Little – Ian

APR 2 – This Wednesday we visit six year old Ian. Ian lives in Fresno with his mother and two siblings. He is in the 1st grade. This active 1st grader can usually be found playing games or watching movies. He has a great personality and a terrific smile which he is always happy to share. He enjoys laughing and sharing a good joke.
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Wednesday’s Little – A Continuing Series on Youth in our Community

           APR – Nearly every Wednesday for the last six months, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California has focused on spotlighting various youth who had been enrolled in the program, but are still waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister to be matched with. Currently, there are a total of 125 children on the wait list; including both boys and girls. These
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Wednesday’s Little – Alayja

This Wednesday we visit Alayja. 7 year old Alayja is in the 2nd grade and lives with her mother in Madera. Alayja’s mother describes her daughter as friendly and very social. Alayja is very active and loves to sing and dance. This young girl loves all kinds of music, but is particularly interested in musicals and musical theater. Alayja also enjoys being outside for
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