Be a Big Information Sessions and Orientations | Are you interested in learning more about being a Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple? Or do you know someone that is? We invite you and your friends to join us for one of our upcoming informational sessions. Learn all there is to know about being a Big and how it can not only change a child's life but change yours as well. Click here to view a list of upcoming meetings.
ACES Open House for Matches and Parents | Your Little in the BBBS program, isn't so little anymore. In fact, it's time to start thinking about the next phase in their life and BBBS wants to help. Come hear about new and exciting opportunities we have to support your Little in creating their path to success and learn how you can play an important role. Learn about creating individual success plans, college and career exploration, internship and employment opportunities and more. Open houses are at the BBBS office - 1709 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64108. Food and drinks are provided. All students who RSVP in advance will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a 7-inch Samsung Tablet. RSVP at www.bbbskc.org/acesopenhouse2016.
Open houses are:
Thursday, March 3 - 6:00-7:30 p.m. (9th and 10th grade students)
Saturday, March 5 - 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (11th and 12th grade students)
Saturday, April 16 - 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (8th grade students)
Above and Beyond Training - Supporting Children Through Grief & Loss | Saturday, April 2 | 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | BBBS Office - 1709 Walnut Street | Breakfast will be provided. | This workshop is presented by Marissa Ebeling, Children’s Bereavement Counselor with Crossroads Hospice. The session will focus on educating individuals who have or work with children who have experienced a significant loss in their lives. Significant loss includes, but is not limited to, the death of a parent, sibling, or other close family member, loss of a parent in the home through divorce or incarceration, loss of a pet, or separation from siblings or other family members due to foster care placement or other domestic unrest. We will look at how children cope with death/loss throughout each developmental stage and learn about specific ways to best support them. As every child in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program comes from a single parent or non-traditional home environment, this session is applicable to all matches and volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend. If you have questions or to RSVP, contact Elizabeth Newkirk at email@example.com or (816) 777-2890.
Color Vibe KC | Saturday, April 9 | 9:00 AM | Berkley Riverfront Park, Grand Blvd, KCMO 64120 | Color Vibe 5k is coming to Kansas City and proceeds are going to BBBSKC! Register at http://www.thecolorvibe.com/kansascity.php. Use coupon code BBBSVIBES for $4 off registration. Kids 12 and under participate for free with a paid adult.
Match Appreciation Banquet | Sunday, April 24 | 4:00-7:00 P.M. | Sheraton Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street | Join us for our biggest match event of the year at a red carpet party and awards ceremony. Liz Murray, author of From Homeless to Harvard will be speaking, each match will be recognized and our Big of the Year awards will be handed out. This event is for Matches and special guests (invite only). Bigs RSVP here >
Bowl for Kids' Sake 101 Party | Thursday, May 5 | 11-1 or 5:30-7 | BBBS Office - 1709 Walnut Street | Summer Bowl for Kids' Sake participants and those interested in learning more are invited to stop by for food, drinks, information for your team and much more. RSVP here >
Big Solutions | Wednesday, May 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | BBBS Office - 1709 Walnut Street | Big Solutions is an open forum for Bigs to get together and discuss their match, share ideas, network and meet other Bigs, ask for advice, and problem-solve together. A Case Manager will be in attendance to facilitate the conversation, but more than anything this is an opportunity to support each other and improve your experience as a Big. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided! Please RSVP with Hayley Gimblett at 816-777-2583 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Legacy Golf Tournament
| Monday, May 23 at Loch Lloyd & Monday, June 6 at The National | Register your team now. This is the best client entertainment event in KC! Spots will fill up fast so sign up at www.bbbskc.org/legacy2016
Summer Bowl for Kids' Sake | July 11-23, 2016 | Park Lanes | Join hundreds of other BBBS supporters by forming a team of 6, raise money for BBBS and enjoy free pizza, beer, soda and great prizes. Register at www.summerbowl.org.
Big Rally Week | April 11-16, 2016 | A chance for Bigs to meet other Bigs, get to know our staff, participate in fun events and activities and learn more about Summer Bowl for Kids' Sake and other ways to get involved with BBBS. Check out www.bbbskc.org/bigrallyweek for a full listing of activities and to RSVP.
Worlds of Fun Career Night for ACES Matches | Thursday, April 28, 2016 | Worlds of Fun | If your Little is 14 years or older bring them to this event to learn more about how they can land a summer job at Worlds of Fun! Contact Chandra@bbbskc.org to RSVP.
Save the Date (Tentative Calendar)
August 5: Bowl for Kids’ Sake Super Team Party
August 27: RISE! Rooftop Crawl
October 5: Match Maker Breakfast
October 26: Match Halloween Party
November 10: Standing Ovation
November 17: Most Wanted Honoree Reception
December 3: Most Wanted Auction
December 7: Big Impact Group Match Holiday Party