Our school based Bigs and Littles came together for an International Potluck, which included cuisines from all around the world and a lesson in Raqs Al Sharki dance. Many of the Littles that attended this event are in our Refugee Program and they loved sharing their history and learning about the cultures of their Bigs,
Thank you to Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Inc. for your support of our School-Site program!
Our matches once again had the chance to brave the rapids with many dear friends of ours. Special thank you to Debi Mahler for facilitating this amazing trip and all of the wonderful guides Zane Kindred, Pete Rockwell, Brad Robberson, Phil McCowin, Sean O'Neil, Ken Herman, Guss Hess, Lonnie Purvis, Shelly Rambo, Lucy Robberson, Jeff Brauer, Kelly Madison, Mary McCowin, and Bill Crupper. You gave our Bigs and Littles a weekend they'll remember, forever!
Another incredible summer brunch in the books! Thank you to Icon Credit Union for sponsoring this event and Ada County Sheriff's Office for being Bigs for a day... All at the incredible Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center!
We had a wonderful time with our friends from Vibra Hospital of Boise at the first ever Vibra Mini Golf Masters. Thank you so much for the time and care you put into this event - everyone had a wonderful time, especially our Littles from the Waitlist! Check out our live video from the event and the full gallery below.
Thank you to everyone for making this event incredible and for defending the potential within every child.
More photos from our Photo Booth will be added as soon as possible. Event photos courtesy of Lisa Jordan of Lisa’s Eye View Photography.
Today we celebrate our 50th School-Site Match! The School-Site Program is a great way to pair mentors (Bigs) with children in a fun setting. As Julieann, our School Match Specialist, says, "It is an amazing feeling to see the joy in our Little’s eyes as their Bigs come to visit them!"
Click here to find out more about this wonderful program: https://www.bbbsidaho.org/our-programs.html
We are so grateful for the generosity of Micron Technology and the Idaho STEM Action Center for supporting our Women In STEM initiative with a $42,500 donation. Thank you, Governor Brad Little for making it official!
We are thrilled to announce our new program – Women in STEM. Through this program we will recruit women who are employed in STEM professions to be Big Sisters. Through a healthy mentoring relationship, paired with intentional encouragement and exposure to STEM, the likely hood of their Little Sisters pursuing a STEM career will be heightened significantly.
We feel truly fortunate to have an Advisory Group that helped us to explore issues such as feasibility and best practices and bring this program to fruition. This is an incredibly dynamic group of STEM professionals with representatives from: Micron, HP, Power Engineers, Boise State University, Boise School District, Cradlepoint, Boise Cascade, Lamb Weston, Layton Construction, Bank of America, Society of Women Engineers, and the Idaho STEM Action Center. We are so grateful for their part in making this program happen.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho previously leased a building on 27th Street in Boise. They are purchasing a located at 7609 W. Emerald St. Boise ID 83704.
Learn more about the new building, brand positioning, the logo or messaging, or how to get involved at www.bbbsidaho.org.
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