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When it comes to supporting local business, there’s more to it than helping the community; it supports you too. Check out these reasons why going local helps you out in the long run.
There are ways we can challenge ourselves to grow in empathy. If you want to learn more, check out these tips for how to cultivate more empathy for others.
What if you could live with more compassion this week and share love with other people in your community, country or even the world? Turns out, you can!
February is Black History Month! Join us as we honor, celebrate and commemorate the achievements and contributions of African American people throughout U.S. history.
With the combination of BBBS Lincoln and BBBSM underway, we would like to introduce the dedicated staff members of BBBS Lincoln. Additionally, we are excited to welcome two new staff members to BBBSM.
Kaylee, a former Little Sister, talks about her experience being enrolled in our Community-Based Mentoring program and how her Big Sister impacted her.
BBBSM has the best mentors! They take time out of their busy lives to connect and create strong, lasting relationships with youth here in our community. Thank you to the hundreds of dedicated and caring mentors who make a big impact every day.
We want to give a special shout-out to those mentors who helped grow the BBBS mission beyond their match. Our mentors step up in many ways throughout the year. Whether posing for professional photos or speaking at an event, we couldn’t be more grateful for your help in the success of our mission.
It can sometimes be difficult to consider how exactly to recognize Black History Month. What can you do? Here are six ideas for honoring Black History Month.
Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. So how can we stand up to them and choose joy instead? Check out these 5 ways!
Fortunately, recent studies have shown that volunteering with people (or a cause you care about) can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues.
Happy New Year! The start of a new year gives us an opportunity to reflect, set new goals and adopt resolutions. Check out this Big Blog for some of our staff members' resolutions!
Positivity is key to creating an altruistic lifestyle in the New Year. If you want to start 2024 off on a high note, check out these tips for living a positive life this year.
If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.
The trees are up, the lights are bright, and the chocolate is hot. It’s time to celebrate the holiday season! Check out events happening all across the Omaha metro this year.
We’ve compiled a list just for you on last minute gift ideas that give back. Try some of these out to celebrate the holidays more altruistically this year.
Hanukkah is a time for delicious food prepared in the spirit of gratitude. From crispy latkes to sweet sufganiot, the holiday is filled with mouthwatering treats. Whether you're a fan of savory or sweet, there's something for everyone to enjoy during Hanukkah.
Do you want more opportunities to give to your community? We’ve compiled a list of holiday fundraiser ideas to get involved in yourself or with other altruistic causes.
We are excited to announce that Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands is combining with Big Brothers Big Sisters Lincoln. Please read the media release here.
As we dive into the season of giving this month, let’s explore how the very action of giving can lead to a more altruistic life, improve our mood and even makes us happy.
Gratitude is about more than taking a second to say “Thanks.” Gratitude shows true appreciation. This Thanksgiving, we have some ideas for how you can give gratitude.
November is Native American Heritage Month! Join us as we honor the remarkable traditions, history, languages, and stories of Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and affiliated Island communities.
On November 25th, support your local businesses and discover hidden gems in your town.
We are launching a new and exciting program! Learn more about Big Futures here.
This month looks at the world through the eyes of a child, so today we look at how you can recognize National Child Safety and Protection Month, and keep the children in your life safe.
If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are lots of ways to help out this Halloween. Here are some top tricks to make Halloween a treat for everyone.
Tshara, a parent of a Little Brother in our program, shares her experience and the impact a Big Brother has had on her and her son.
Fall is here! There are plenty of ways to stay busy this season, but where do you start? Here are 6 of our favorite activities to do around the metro this season.
Read more about MentorU's expansion into Millard Public Schools.
Meet the newest staff members to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands!
Being kind to a stranger may seem simple, but it often requires a conscious effort to do. How can you show kindness to strangers in your life? We have 9 ideas to start.
How can you make a difference in the world? By reducing your carbon footprint. Check out these easy ways you can lessen your environmental impact and help save the earth.
A mentorship program has more in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether mentoring is right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.
Tomorrow, September 12th, commemorates America’s favorite frothy chocolate drink in a way which brings together chocolate and ice cream lovers alike.
Dive into this week's Big Blog post, where Robert, a long-time Big Brother, reflects on his time as a volunteer in our program.
Join us on next Thursday at the Scott Conference Center for our free Match Makers luncheon! Hear first-hand how your monthly donation can make a big impact here in our community.
Whether you choose to volunteer at a local shelter, support military service personnel or donate to a cause you care about, your Labor Day can be focused on honoring those who have worked so hard to build up our country’s economic and political well being.
While quotes might not directly stimulate our own lives, they play a significant role in encouraging a positive lifestyle. So go ahead, discover inspiration.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and we all play a role in preventing suicide. In this Big Blog, we look at some of the resources that are available in our area.
When it comes to living an altruistic lifestyle, compassion for others doesn’t have to stop with humans.
Coffee has been around for thousands of years, but it hasn’t been until recently that we’ve discovered just how many incredible benefits it actually has.
This back-to-school season, do more than simply prepare for a new school year—help those in need!
Summer can often feel too short, but with this list of potential activities, you’re sure to fill your days with activities that turn into fond memories.
Meet our newest staff member to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands!
When you have an efficient morning routine, you set an effective tone for the rest of the day. Here are five ways to establish a productive morning routine.
Amy has been a MentorU mentor for almost three academic years at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs. Learn more about her experience in this Big Blog post.
Setting goals is simple. We’ve all heard different phrases, acronyms and ways to properly set a goal for life. However, accomplishing goals can be a whole different task.
At Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands, we believe all youth deserve support, care, and a safe space to thrive. In this Big Blog post, we highlight our commitment to positively impacting the lives of LGBTQIA2S+ youth in the Omaha metro.
The month of July is full of great things: Independence Day, baseball and… hot dogs. In fact, July is recognized as National Hot Dog Month. That’s right, the little sausage has an entire month dedicated to its celebration.
Planning an Independence Day party shouldn’t have to be stressful. We’ve compiled a list of everything you need—from food to activities—to throw a bash your friends and family will rave about.
Whether they’re familial, romantic or platonic, relationships are vital to beneficial and stable lives. So how can we learn to build positive and enriching relationships? Take a look at these top eight tips for some ideas.