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How will you help spread the word or give back during Universal Human Rights Month? From volunteering to helping advocate and spread awareness, there are so many ways to get involved.
It's time to take part in the biggest giving day of the year! Celebrate GivingTuesday whether that be through giving your time, your gifts, talents or monetary contributions. Every gift, both big and small, helps make a difference.
No matter what holidays you celebrate, that means plenty more good times to be had before we ring in 2022. It also means it’s time to check in with your 2021 goals! From giving to volunteering to kicking a habit you hoped to leave behind, check out these tips to check in with yourself and finish out 2021 strong!
Remember to take care of yourself this holiday season and give back when you can. The spirit of the holiday is all about spending time with the ones you love and giving back where you can! Help spread holiday cheer this year for yourself and others by following these ten steps!
Our new virtual mentoring program, MentorU, is off to a strong start! Now that students are back in the classroom this fall, it is more important than ever to ensure they have the right tools to succeed.
Think about the heroes in your life, whether it’s somebody you know, people in your community or even those across the globe. There are also tons of organizations you could partner with this holiday season to show heroes that you care. Here are some ideas to get you started.
How will you lead with kindness? There are so many ways you can put your best foot forward in the world. Wake up each and every day asking yourself how you can spread kindness in the world.
Welcome to our new employee, Match Support Specialist Hannah Casey!
November is often associated with a time of giving thanks, and this year is no different. In order to get the most out of the month, we’re deeming this as the year to start early. Make the entire month about showing gratitude to those you love, and even strangers.
The spooky season is coming to an end before we know it, but that doesn’t mean we’re over October. Scary doesn’t always have to be bad. Instead, use these final weeks as a reminder to do some scary-good deeds and give back to your community.
In order to lead a truly altruistic life, it’s important to take stock of your own mental health, as well as those around you. There are a ton of free resources and tactics you can use to check-in and improve your mental clarity.
This Coming Out Day, we want kids to know we are here for them. Just like the hundreds of mentors across the community, we will stand with you no matter what. We are here to support you and uplift you no matter the stage in your Coming Out journey.
Last week, we invited Bigs and Littles from across the Omaha metro to join us at the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge to participate in Merrell’s annual Shared Steps Go Further campaign. For each mile logged, Merrell donated $1 to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
It’s hard to believe that another month has come and gone. As we enter October and inch closer to the holiday season, year-end giving and volunteering also ramps up.
Learn about the origins of Hispanic Heritage Month and how Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrate throughout the month.
Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do helps us develop a more informed and inclusive picture for different causes and issues at hand.
Welcome to our new employee, Foster Care Enrollment Coordinator Sarah Chevalier!
International Day of Peace, recognized on September 21 every year, is the perfect opportunity to promote peace in the world around us.
Spending quality time with those you love is not only good for the soul, it’s a great step toward living an altruistic life. But how do you put the quality in quality time? Check out these ways to make the most of quality time to help you on your journey toward an altruistic lifestyle.
It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is approaching so quickly. Wasn’t it just 2020, after all? Time flies faster than you think, which is why it’s important to think about your end-of-year giving plan now.
Welcome to our new employee, Bilingual Match Support Specialist Maggie Ochoa!
Life has been hard lately on us all, but September is National Self-Care Awareness Month. It’s a month dedicated to checking in with yourself, being kind to your inner monologue and truly making sure you get what you need to fill up your cup.
Although there are a ton of heavy issues going on in the world today, nonprofit organizations are a bright spot in the world, helping to provide relief and aid to a variety of important causes.
Children have started returning to school and there is a big question on everyone’s mind – what is going to happen? The Delta variant of COVID-19 is making its sweep across the community and it is on all of our shoulders to protect each other. The CDC has noted that the Delta variant strain is more contagious than previous strains. The number of COVID cases in our area are rising. In order to help lower these numbers, it is important that we layer protections with a variety of steps.
When you open yourself up to actively listening, you’ll be surprised at how much you gain in return. Check out these tips to implement active listening into your lifestyle, as well as what you can take away in return!
Celebrate International Youth Day! This year's theme is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health.” Locally and globally, youth are ready to help amplify efforts to restore the planet and protect life. Learn how we can partner with youth to help defend our futures.
August 14 is recognized as Financial Awareness Day. You can celebrate by planning your own future, teaching others to plan for theirs or giving back to your community.
Current Big Sister Maria reflects on the effects of the pandemic and growth along the way.
When it comes to our world, it’s always a good time to check in with how we can love it back for providing us with a home all these years.
Friday, July 30 is considered International Day of Friendship. Celebrate with these ways you can show the people you love the most just how much they mean to you.
Bright Futures is a new take on our largest annual fundraiser. You can help empower youth now and throughout their lives. Fundraise and join us at The Venue at Highlander for a celebration of YOU!
While normally “back to school” is reserved for children, it turns out that this time of year is important for every age. That’s because you’re never too old to continue learning, and it can help you live up to your true potential in everyday life.
July is the National Anti-Boredom Month. We are in the second month of summer and things can get a little boring during this time. It’s hot, the shine of summer break has faded, and boredom is hard to avoid. Positive activities can help battle this time of summer and keep us motivated.
Just because it’s the middle of the year doesn’t mean it’s too late to set and achieve big things yet this year. While reevaluating your existing goals, throw in some hard-to-reach newer goals and set your sights high.
Life happens, and focusing on all aspects of your health is easier said than done. Take small steps in each area to start building solid habits!
The Big Recovery is your opportunity to help youth get back on track for success in the classroom due to learning interruptions during the pandemic and help kids bounce back from the pandemic in other ways; social and emotional health, social injustice, disconnect from programs/sports. Please help us reach our goal of matching 204 kids!
Making a difference in a child’s life sounds like a daunting task, but small acts of kindness can add up and make a huge difference. Start small, like an hour spent volunteering or mentoring.
June is a great month to celebrate and show support to the LGBTQ+ community, especially LGBTQ+ youth. But don’t just limit your support to one month. There are four things you can do to help LGBTQ+ youth year-round.
Inspiration is a fickle thing. It comes and goes with little warning. The good news is, you can always reignite inspiration when you’re feeling uninspired.
While summer is a time of fun, it can also be a time to help mold amazing qualities, like giving back to the community. Ask your children to choose an activity that also gives back
If you’re able, use World Blood Donor Day as a time to give back and save lives by donating blood. If you aren’t able to safely do so, consider helping out in one of the various other ways to help spread awareness.
We’re excited to enter the month of June and celebrate Pride 2021! As an agency, we’re consistently working to support the LGBTQ+ community and assist the LGBTQ+ Littles, Bigs, and families we serve.
Weather across the country is heating up, and it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy mother nature. As it turns out, when it comes to spending time outside, the benefits go far beyond the fresh air.
While the future is uncertain, mankind remains resilient. We’ve learned to adapt to a “new normal” and are slowly making our way back to activities that we set aside for more than a year. A lot has changed, and some of the new techniques and processes surrounding fundraisers, volunteering and fundraising are here to stay.
Tips for how you can practice self-care during Mental Health Awareness Month.
The upcoming Memorial Day holiday is all about honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This is the perfect holiday to exercise taking a day “on” instead of a day off.
To lead a fulfilled life, being healthy is about much more than just the physical. It involves your mental well-being, too.
Encourage your youth to talk about what they are feeling. Developing strong mental health in youth surrounds their ability to handle different parts of life.
This Teacher Appreciation Week, join us and take a moment to thank educators and the lengths they go to ensure every student, no matter who they are or where they live, has the tools to learn, grow and thrive.
You don’t have to choose just one cause or organization to support. You can provide support for various causes and various organizations. Take the time to figure out what feels right for you and your own goals for doing good in the world.