Look What You've Started
Barry Brands and
Brothers Big Sisters
team up to support academic
achievement in the Pickerington
Big Brothers Big Sisters
partner to advance school
performance among local youth:
the Date: Bowl for Kids Sake
Rebel for a Cause.
April 20/21 at Tiki Lanes
sessions at noon or 2pm
May 4/5 at Rule3 in Pickerington
with sessions on
Saturday at 11am & 1pm; Sunday
Become a Bowl for Kids Sake
sponsor, bowler, prize donor or
event helper and make a
difference for kids in your
to start something BIG:
Being a Big Brother or Big
Sister to a child is a very
rewarding experience. However,
it might not be the right
opportunity for many people due
to work commitments, family
obligations, and time
constraints. Big Brothers Big
Sisters offers many different
ways to volunteer with the
organization that will help make
a difference to children and
families in our community .
to learn about the various ways
you can help.
RECRUITING SCHOOL MENTORS FOR
2012/13 SCHOOL YEAR:
Now recruiting volunteers to
serve as Big Brothers or Big
Sisters to children in the
elementary schools within the
Lancaster City and Pickerington
Local School District. Mentors
spend about an hour, one day a
week during the school year
helping a child in one of our
partner schools. Volunteers must
be an adult or at least 16 years
(by Aug. 1, 2012) to apply.
Foundation awards $4,000 to support Academic
Success among local youth through the Big
Brothers Big Sisters Bigs in Schools
Program. Darden’s support will
enhance the efforts of BBBS to bring
mentoring services to one hundred children
in the Lancaster City and Pickerington Local
School Districts during the 2012/13 school
year; helping to improve academic
achievement, school attendance, and attitude
toward school among children who are
struggling to succeed. Restaurants within
the Darden family include – Red Lobster,
Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The
Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons
Thank you Darden Foundation!
Community Based Mentoring Program:
Adult volunteers are paired with a child
between the ages of 6-14 and meet at least
four hours a month over the course of a year
enjoying everyday activities on their own
schedule while becoming friends.
Mentoring: Volunteer mentors meet
one-one-one with a child at one of the local
elementary or middle schools for about an
hour one day a week throughout the school
year enjoying more structure activities like
reading, playing games, doing crafts, or
simply talking over lunch.
Mentoring Programs: Junior and
Senior level high school students earn
community service hours and gain valuable
life skills serving as tutors/mentors to
elementary and middle school children.
Mentors meet one-on-one with their Little
one or two days a week during the school day
or in one of the after school programs.
Married couples can become mentors to a
child in the Big Brothers Big Sisters
Program and will meet at least four hours a
month over the course of a year enjoying
everyday activities on their own schedule
while becoming friends.
PALS Outings are designed to give children
ready to be matched in the Big Brother Big
Sisters program an opportunity to experience
a variety of fun activities while they are
waiting for mentors to call their own.
Groups of volunteers take groups of children
from the waiting list on an occasional
outing. Groups can range in size from 3-10,
depending on the number of adult volunteers
available to take the children. This is a
perfect opportunity for Service Groups,
Church Groups, and other organizations to
become involved with Big Brothers Big
Sisters on an occasional basis. Past PALS
outings have included attending Columbus
Destroyer Football games, fishing trips,
field trips to farms, and baseball games.
Children of Prisoners: This
special program is for children of prisoners
and provides several hours a month of
one-on-one mentoring time with boys and
girls whose parents are incarcerated.
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